Birds of Britain

Birds of Britain
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Anthony Haden-Guest (Introduction and captions). Photography by John d Green.

London. The Bodley Head. 1967. First British edition. Cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. Unpaginated [approx. 160 pages]. Black and white double-page photographic spreads throughout. 360 x 275mm (14 x 10"). 1.5kg. . English. Very good; some light marks and creasing to front free-endpaper; yellowing to dust jacket, a few short 1-inch tears (mainly to spine) repaired with paper on the reverse, jacket's plastic coating beginning to peel along spine edge, some creasing to front flap, price-clipped.

The classic Sixties photographic book, with the iconic dust jacket present. A celebration of the Swinging Sixties and of the beautiful, creative girls that put London firmly on the world map as the hippest place to be. "Birds", beautifully photographed by John d Green, include Julie Christie, Susannah York, Hayley Mills, Dusty Springfiled, Marianne Faithful, Mary Quant and many more.

'Miniskirts and the Rolling Stones, the Beatles and now the Birds. That means girls - feathery and soft, swinging and defiantly independent. London has cracked out of its sober chrysalis into an ultravisual supersonic capital-of-all-the-arts,... London's beautiful girls used to try to look nice - and her nice girls looked invisible. Now the nice girls look exceptional, and the beautiful girls - incredible! The change is one of style rooted in a new attitude, new confidence, and the bravura of the youthquake.' (from the blurb).