1938 Cecil Beaton's New York
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
The first edition of this work.
Signed by Cecil Beaton to the recto to the front endpaper.
A vivid account of life in New York in the interwar period, a beautiful look at the lively city after the tricky era of Depression, before the Second World War.
Illustrated with a colour frontispiece, eighty monochrome plates, and in-text illustrations.
Beaton is a renowned fashion, portrait, and war photographer, well known and loved for his stage and costume design for films and theatre. He won Academy Awards for his costume design for the films 'Gigi' and 'My Fair Lady'.
Without the original dustwrapper.
In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, generally smart, with some discolouration and marks to the boards and spine. Light bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Crack to the rear joint. Author's signature to the recto to the front endpaper. Internally, binding is a little strained in places. Pages are bright and generally clean with some scattered spots.
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