Tony Armstrong Jones.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson. London. 1958. First edition. British edition. Hardback; blue cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. [c.120 pages.] Illustrated throughout with b&w photographic plates. English. 300 x 240mm. 0.9kg. . Very good, in good dust jacket; light shelf wear to jacket edges, forecorners and spine ends, reinforced with white labels to verso of jacket, light creasing to rear top edge, light fading to spine, not price-clipped, ghost of previous pencil prices to front flap; top forecorner slightly bumped, light lean to spine.
'This is a book about people - London people - and the way they behave... The row of Kensington nannies that I photographed in the park, and the lunchtime striptease audience in the Canning Town pub, would probably find each other fairly surprising.'
This is Antony Armstrong Jones's (later Lord Snowdon) first photograhy book, published when he was just 28 years old and two years before his marriage to Princess Margaret. Snowdon's focus was on the people of London going about their everyday business. In his photographs he captures the fleeting moment and reveals the humour and idiosyncrasies of London life. Chapter headings include 'Going', 'Waiting', 'Adorning', 'Judging', 'Reading', 'Posing', 'Dancing' and 'Loving'. The book was designed by Mark Boxer.