Odhams Press Limited. London. 1951. British edition. First edition. Hardback; grey cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 254 pages. Frontispiece and 60 hors-texte black and white photographic plates. English. 255 x 190mm. 0.7kg. . Good, in good dust jacket; some wear to jacket, wear to edges, forecorners and spine ends, with slight loss, short 1cm tear to rear lower edge, some browning to spine; some staining to boards, light browning edges, some dustiness to top edge.
Cecil Beaton's witty account of the first 25 years of his career, filled with anecdotes and photos. Published before the diaries, Photobiography is an early memoir from Beaton. It's focus is on his career as a photographer, from his early boyhood with his Box Brownie to the post-War photographs of the Royal Family, taking in Hollywood, Vogue and the War along the way. The book is well illustrated with examples of Beaton's work, some well known portraits and some lesser known ones. From the library of theatre designer David Collis.