The Importance of Being Earnest. Oscar Wilde, Cecil Beaton.
The Importance of Being Earnest.
Association copy, Inscribed to Mona von Bismarck by Cecil Beaton

The Importance of Being Earnest.

London: The Folio Society, 1960. Signed by the illustrator. With 6 full-page and several text illustrations. In publisher’s green cloth. 78 [2] p. Cover somewhat rubbed at edges. Otherwise in fine condition.

Association copy, inscribed to the American socialite and fashion icon, Mona von Bismarck and her husband, Count Albrecht Eduard "Eddie" von Bismarck-Schönhausen.

Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton (1904–1980) was an English photographer, painter, illustrator, writer, and designer. Besides regularly working as a photographer for Condé Nast publications, such as the Vogue, he pursued a career as a stage and costume designer for films and the theatre. He won three Academy Awards for his art directorial work as well as for his costume designs.

Mona von Bismarck (1897–1983) was a long-time friend of Beaton.

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Price: €5,000.00

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