Texts by Joseph Friedman, John Culme & Kerry Taylor.
Sotheby's. New York. September 11-19, 1997. 3 volumes, paperback, quarto; illustrated wrappers, housed in illustrated slipcase. 70, 549, 541 pages. Over 3,000 lots photographed in colour and numerous archive images. English. 310 x 235mm. 4.8kg. . Very good; spines lightly creased; some light shelf wear and rubbing to slipcase.
The auction catalogue for the sale of the contents of The Duke and Duchess of Windsor's home in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris. The sale included over 3,000 lots and no cupboard or wardrobe was left empty. One volume includes the 'Public Collection' and one volume covers the 'Private Collection'. Furniture, artwork, clothes, shoes, jewellery, books, luggage, collectables, photographs are all catalogued. Highlights include the 'Abdication Desk', the Duchess's couture outfits, the Duke's kilts, an extensive collection of "pug-ware", Cecil Beaton's wedding album, as well as personal sketches and photographs by him. A final volume provides an introduction and context to the sale.