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Cecil Beaton. B.T. Batsford Ltd. London. 1945. First edition, first printing. Red cloth-bound hardback with yellow titles, dust jacket. vi, 111 pages. Colour frontispiece, 32 black-and-white hors-texte plates, many text illustrations. 230 x 160mm (9 x 6¼"). .35kg. . English. Good; some wear to dust jacket, with small areas of loss to rear top forecorner and head and base of spine, a 2cm closed tear to lower edge of rear jacket with light crease, spotting to surface of jacket, especially along top edge; boards lightly bumped along fore-edges, small mark at head and base of spine and at front top-edge; light spotting to endpapers and page fore-edges; no inscriptions.Following on from Near East published two years earlier, Far East continues the story of Beaton's work and experience as a war photographer working for the Ministry of Information. The book covers his travels to India, Burma and China. Whilst there he took many photographs of the locals, the landscape and the military, many of which are reproduced here. These are supplemented by Beaton's rich descriptions of these countries, their people and his wartime experiences. His accomplished line drawings appear throughout the text.