An Indian Album
An Indian Album
An Indian Album
An Indian Album

An Indian Album

£180.00

Cecil Beaton.

B.T. Batsford Ltd.. London. Winter, 1945-6. First edition. Hardback, large octavo; orange cloth-bound boards with blue titles, dust jacket. 8 text pages. Frontispiece and 78 b&w plates. English 230 x 175mm. 0.35kg. . Very good, in very good dust jacket; slight spotting to endpapers and page edges, no inscriptions; slight wear to edges of jacket, slight toning to spine with a few small marks, not price-clipped.

Cecil Beaton's photographs of war-time India, with the well-preserved dust jacket. Beaton was sent to the Far East during World War II to take photographs for the Ministry of Information. He visited India in 1944 and An Indian Album brings together a collection of the photographs he took there. As well as images of Indian soldiers there are photos of local people, workers, customs and rituals, street scenes and cultural monuments. The book differs from India, published in Bombay by Beaton in the same year, with its own text and a different selection of images.