Tony Armstrong Jones.
London. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 1958. First edition. British edition. Blue cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. Unpaginated. Illustrated throughout with b&w photographic plates. 300 x 240mm (11¾ x 9½"). 0.9kg. . English. Very good; some rubbing to jacket edges, some slight surface wear, some light spotting to verso of jacket and rear cloth, not price-clipped; slight lean to spine, no inscriptions.
'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.'
Scarce with the dust jacket in such good condition. This is Antony Armstrong Jones's (later Earl of 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.