"Cecil Beaton's Scrapbook" 1937 BEATON, Cecil


[136] pp.

Charles Scribner's Sons


11 1/2" x 9 1/4"

w/ floral rose bud Sanderson wallpaper boards & endpapers

On the shelves at Ashcombe, I have now over fifty diaries & scrapbooks, memorials of many violated magazines, repositories of museum picture postcards, theatrical programmes, letters, photographs & pictorial miscellanea which have accumulated since childhood. Christian Bérard suggested to me that a similar scrapbook might be distilled from my own work during the last five years; & that is what has been done.' (Preface).

The Scrapbook is Cecil Beaton's second book, published in 1937. Beaton's photographs and drawings, drawn from the author's numerous scrap albums, are collected together and accompanied by witty essays on subjects such as Christmas, Winter House Party, Mrs Simpson: 20th November 1936, Marlene Dietrich, Garbo, Hats, New York, Dubrovnik, The Russian Ballet and Coronation. This copy with the desirable variant binding that uses floral wallpaper for the boards and endpapers.

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