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Graydon Carter. With essays by Christopher Hitchens, David Friend, and Terence Pepper. London. National Portrait Gallery. 2008. First edition. Limited edition in slipcase, with signed bookplate. Black cloth-bound hardback with silver title, dust jacket, matching black cloth slipcase with silver title to front. With a bookplate signed by Graydon Carter pasted to front free endpaper. 383 pages. Illustrated profusely with full-page colour and b&w photographs. 360 x 280mm (14¼ x 11"). 4kg. 9781855143920. English. Near fine; a very slight bump at the base of spine; some light marks to the slipcase along the spine and top edge; otherwise an excellent copy.A beautifully presented copy of the catalogue from the National Portrait Gallery's crowd-pulling exhibition of Vanity Fair's portraits. The book is a visual journey through the faces of those who shaped the twentieth century.'From Edward Steichen and Cecil Beaton to Annie Leibovitz and Mario Testino, Vanity Fair Portraits celebrates 95 years of photographic history, with classic images commissioned by and published in Vanity Fair. These portraits have become the iconic renderings of the best-known figures in the worlds of art, film, music, sports, business, and politics.' (from the blurb).