1957 The Face of the World an International Scrapbook of People and Places
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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
The first edition of this work.
In the original unclipped dustwrapper.
A review copy, with the publisher's review slip loosely inserted.
Illustrated throughout with full-paged and in-text photographs, as well as in-text illustrations. Portraits are interspersed with travel photography.
Cecil Beaton's beautiful collection of portraits from around the world, a wonderful work looking at some of the famous people of the time, as well as ordinary people.
Some people covered in this work include Julie Andrews, Audrey Hepburn, Nancy Mitford, Evelyn Waugh, Grace Kelly, Laurence Olivier, Marylin Monroe, Marlon Brando Picasso, and more.
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'.
Some of the pages are printed in blue, yellow, or green.
In the original publisher's cloth binding, in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart, with light marks and discolouration to the boards and spine. Minor bumping to the spine. Dustwrapper is a little discoloured with some light marks and spots. A little edgewear to the wraps. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with some spots, mostly to the first and last few pages.
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