First American edition of Ballet by Cecil Beaton.
Octavo, [86pp.] Red boards, title in gilt on black cloth spine. Lacking the first edition statement on copyright page. Solid text block, dust remnants to edges, faint foxing throughout. Bookseller’s label affixed to rear pastedown. Tape remnants to front free endpaper. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $3.50 retail price on front flap, sunning to spine, small chips to edges. Vibrantly illustrated panels.
Sir Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) was an award winning photographer, painter, diarist, costume designer and interior designer. Over the years, he won numerous Oscars and Tony Awards for Best Costume Design. He received his knighthood in 1972.