Ballet signed by Cecil Beaton – first edition


Limited edition (numbered 68) and signed by the author

Published by Allan Wingate, London 1951

Ballet, limited edition, signed by the author, Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton CBE 

Cecil Beaton was a fashion portrait and war photographer. In addition, he excelled as a diarist, painter and designer and produced award winning stage and costume designs for films and the theatre. In this book he reminisces upon his experiences of photography and designing for the Ballet theatre. This very good copy is illustrated with many of his drawings and photographs. Beaton signed the book on the half title page. A lovely copy and a rare find.

Original silk- like cloth boards which have some fading. Bright gilt lettering on the cover and the spine. Corners  of the book are lightly bumped. The end papers have brightly coloured illustrations. Signature and limited edition status written on the half title page. A bright coloured illustration is on the title page. 8vo 86 printed pages.