Tony Armstrong Jones.
London. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 1958. First edition, first impression. British edition. Blue cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. Unpaginated. Illustrated throughout with b&w photographic plates. 300 x 240mm (11¾ x 9½"). 0.9kg. . English. Near fine; dust jacket has some slight rubbing, no tears, not price-clipped; light spotting to rear cloth board; an excellent copy, no inscriptions.
'This is a book about people - London people - and the way they behave... The row of Kensington nannies that I photographed in the park, and the lunchtime striptease audience in the Canning Town pub, would probably find each other fairly surprising.'
Scarce with the dust jacket in such good condition. This is Antony Armstrong Jones's (later Earl of Snowdon) first photograhy book, published when he was just 28 years old and two years before his marriage to Princess Margaret. Snowdon's focus was on the people of London going about their everyday business. In his photographs he captures the fleeting moment and reveals the humour and idiosyncrasies of London life. Chapters headings include 'Going', 'Waiting', 'Adorning', 'Judging', 'Reading', 'Posing', 'Dancing' and 'Loving'. The book was designed by Mark Boxer.