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Portrait of David Hockney£15.00
The first biography to be written on David Hockney.
Oliver Messel. A Biography£85.00
An illustrated biography of Messel's life, work, theatre designs and interiors.
David Hockney by David Hockney£45.00
David Hockney provides the commentary to his life and work so far in this autobiographical volume.
King of Fashion. The Autobiography of Paul Poiret£180.00
The first English edition of Paul Poiret's autobiography.
Paris Between The Wars£50.00
A study of the artistic life of the French capital during the Roaring Twenties and the Depression Thirties.
Out of the Cage. The Art of Isabel Rawsthorne£30.00
A re-examination of the art of Isabel Rawsthorne, emphasising the artist over the muse.
Paul Nash. Outline. An autobiography and other writings£160.00
A first edition of the posthumously published autobiography of Paul Nash.
Ashcombe. The Story of a Fifteen-Year Lease£180.00
A first edition of Beaton's record of his famous Wiltshire country house.
Eric Ravilious. Memoir of an Artist£75.00
An illustrated biography of Eric Ravilious.
Miss Dior. A Story of Courage and Couture£25.00
A moving biography of Christian Dior's younger sister Catherine, resistance fighter and muse.
Great Collectors of Our Time. Art Collecting Since 1945£70.00
James Stourton's survey of Post-War art collectors and their collections.
A Lonely Business. A Self-Portrait of James Pope-Hennessy£120.00
A portrait of James Pope-Hennessy told through his own letters and diaries.
Outlandish Knight. The Byzantine World of Steven Runciman£40.00
Minoo Dinshaw's biography of the enigmatic English historian and diplomat Steven Runciman.
Alexis. The Memoirs of the Baron de Rede£280.00
The scarce memoirs of the stylish society figure, the Baron de Rede.
Brian Howard. Portrait of a Failure£130.00
'Mad, bad and dangerous to know' - a biography of Brian Howard.
Harold Nicolson. A Biography. Volume I 1886-1929 & Volume II 1930-1968£80.00
James Lees-Milne's two-volume biography of Harold Nicolson.
Picasso [INSCRIBED BY CECIL BEATON TO JULIET DUFF]£250.00
Gertrude Stein's short pre-War biography of Picasso, inscribed by Cecil Beaton to Lady Juliet Duff.
Sassoon. The Worlds of Philip and Sybil£50.00
A vivid, illustrated study of two siblings; their lives and the world they inhabited.
Double Exposure. A Twin Autobiography£140.00
A dual-auotbiography by identical twin sisters Gloria Vanderbilt and Thelma Furness.
Serious Pleasures. The Life of Stephen Tennant£75.00
Philip Hoare's definitive biography of Stephen Tennant.