London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1954. 8vo. viii, 343 pp. Richly illustrated with Beaton's black-and-white photographs, and his illustrations in text. Original brick cloth; pictorial dust jacket designed by Beaton. A near-fine, fresh copy, light spotting to sheet edges, jacket unclipped and bright. Item #403886
FIRST EDITION of Beaton's expansive memoir of his life and travels in the world of fashion, photography, literature, and art. He writes about Diaghilev and Russian Ballet, Gertrude Lawrence, Schiaparelli, Mrs. Dudley Ward, Lady Diana Cooper, Cole Porter, Virginia Woolf, and many others. A lovely copy.