B.T. Batsford Ltd. London. Winter, 1945-6. First edition. Hardback, octavo; yellow cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. Black-and-white frontispiece, [viii], 78 pages of black-and-white photographs. English. 230 x 175mm. 0.35kg. . Very good, in very good dust jacket; light wear, a few small nicks to edges and spine ends with slight loss to margins only, light rubbing to folds, darkening to spine, not price-clipped; no inscriptions.
During the Second World War Cecil Beaton was sent to the Far East as a War Photographer for the Ministry of Information. Whilst there he took thousands of photographs, a selection of which are collected into his Chinese Album. Beaton took an eager interest in everyone he met and all levels of Chinese society are documented in the book, with images of poets, scholars, orphans, mothers, soldiers, government officials, firemen, policemen, noodle makers, salt miners, farmers, factory workers and villagers.
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