Item #131748 Indian Album. Cecil BEATON.
Indian Album
Indian Album
Indian Album
Indian Album
Indian Album

Indian Album

London, B.T. Batsford Ltd., 1945 ('First published, Winter, 1945-6').

Small quarto, [8] pages plus a frontispiece and 78 pages of plates (from photographs, many full-page).

Orange cloth lettered in blue on the spine and front cover, top edge dyed orange; edges very slightly spotted; a near-fine copy with the unclipped dustwrapper lightly rubbed at the extremities, and the spine slightly chipped at the head and lightly tanned. The title on the front panel of the dustwrapper is 'An Indian Album'.

'Cecil Beaton was sent to India and China by the Ministry of Information to take photographs. The narrative of his journey, "Far East", has been published, but only a few of the vast number of pictures taken could be used to illustrate it. Hence it was decided to issue two supplementary volumes, each reproducing about 100 photographs to a large scale, under the titles "Indian Album" and "Chinese Album"' (dustwrapper blurb).

Item #131748

Price (AUD): $500.00

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