Inscribed for Alan Winstanley all the best wishes Cecil Beaton 1972
One of England's finest bookbinders. Alan Winstanley studied at the Central School of Arts and Crafts at Holborn, then studied bookbinding and creative art at Luton and St. Albans. He worked for Sydney Cockerell in Letchworth before moving to Salisbury in 1959 at the invitation of Harry Bailey to take on his craft bookbinding business. Salisbury Bookbinders flourished for forty-one years until Winstanley's retirement in 2000. His work was commissioned for wedding presents to Prince Charles and the late Princess of Wales, and he executed the prestigious job of creating and binding the donor record volume for Lord Mountbatten's memorial at Broadlands. Examples of his conservation work and design can be seen in major collections around the world.
8.75" x 6"
Weidenfeld and Nicolson