Publisher: New York: Owl Books / Henry Holt and Company, 1986
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 106377
First edition thus (originally published in hardcover by Viking in 1980). Soft cover. Photographically illustrated stiff wrappers; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Cecil Beaton. Edited and with text by James Danziger. Includes an index. 256 pp., with 200 black and white plates and numerous reference illustrations. 12-1/4 x 9-1/4 inches.
Fine (light surface wear).
From the publisher: "When critics and historians are ready to give their definitive consideration of Sir Cecil Beaton's achievements, there is little doubt that as a diarist he will be found to have had few peers. But it is his reputation as a photographer that will live after him with the acclaim reserved for great artists." Includes Beaton's well-known images of Hollywood stars, Royalty, World War II, Fashion and travel, with extensive text by James Danziger.