London: B.T. Batsford Ltd., 1949. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 124p. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY CECEIL BEATON. An orange cloth hardcover book in very good condition. Spine and top edges faded, and corners lightly worn. Binding is cockeyed, but still tight. Endpapers tanned; otherwise clean. Item #190802
Memoir of life at Ashcombe House, a Georgian manor house in England, by legendary photographer and costume designer Cecil Beaton. Illustrated with lots of black and white photographs and a color frontispiece. This copy is inscribed and signed by Beaton on the front free endpaper to a Howard Donner, "with kindest wishes."