Cecil Beaton's Diaries. The Wandering Years 1922-1939; The Years Between 1939-44; The Happy Years 1944-48; The Strenuous Years 1948-55; The Restless Years 1955-63; The Parting Years 1963-74. [A Complete Set of the Six Diaries]
Cecil Beaton's Diaries. The Wandering Years 1922-1939; The Years Between 1939-44; The Happy Years 1944-48; The Strenuous Years 1948-55; The Restless Years 1955-63; The Parting Years 1963-74. [A Complete Set of the Six Diaries]
Cecil Beaton's Diaries. The Wandering Years 1922-1939; The Years Between 1939-44; The Happy Years 1944-48; The Strenuous Years 1948-55; The Restless Years 1955-63; The Parting Years 1963-74. [A Complete Set of the Six Diaries]
Cecil Beaton's Diaries. The Wandering Years 1922-1939; The Years Between 1939-44; The Happy Years 1944-48; The Strenuous Years 1948-55; The Restless Years 1955-63; The Parting Years 1963-74. [A Complete Set of the Six Diaries]
Cecil Beaton's Diaries. The Wandering Years 1922-1939; The Years Between 1939-44; The Happy Years 1944-48; The Strenuous Years 1948-55; The Restless Years 1955-63; The Parting Years 1963-74. [A Complete Set of the Six Diaries]

Cecil Beaton's Diaries. The Wandering Years 1922-1939; The Years Between 1939-44; The Happy Years 1944-48; The Strenuous Years 1948-55; The Restless Years 1955-63; The Parting Years 1963-74. [A Complete Set of the Six Diaries]

£900.00

Cecil Beaton.

Weidenfeld and Nicolson. London. 1961; 1965; 1972; 1973; 1976; 1978. All first editions. All British editions. 6 volumes, hardback, octavo; cloth-bound boards, top edges tinted, dust jackets. 387; 352; 248; 231; 190; 164 pages. All volumes contain hors-texte b&w photographic plates. The Wandering Years contains several line-drawings within the text. English. 220 x 150mm. 3kg. . Near fine, in near fine dust jackets; slight shelf wear but generally an excellent set, without the usual fading to the spines, jackets not price-clipped, no inscriptions.

An excellent complete set of Cecil Beaton's Diaries, all with the original dust jackets. Beaton was one of the most important diarists of the twentieth-century. His six diaries span 52 years and include reflections on the most significant cultural events and people of the era. From his youth and ascent into society to his work as a War artist, from his travels across the globe to his relationships with famous actors, models, designers, artists and personalities, the diaries provide a rich flow of anecdotes, insights and opinions. Beaton's glorious wit and creative flair flow through each page.