"Vogue has sometimes been called a civilizing force. If that is true, perhaps it is because a civilization, to endure, needs voices to sing its praise": The World in Vogue; inscribed to actress Vivien Leigh from Cecil Beaton
The World in Vogue.
Rosenson, Audrey; Executive Editor: Paul H. Bonner, Jr. (Cecil Beaton, Vivien Leigh).$3,800.00
Item Number: 79103
New York: The Viking Press, 1963.
First edition of this work on the groundbreaking publication Vogue. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper to actress Vivien Leigh from Cecil Beaton, “Merry Xmas, Vivien darling, with all my love always – Dec. 25/’63.” Near fine in a fine dust jacket with a few tears.
The World in Vogue features articles from seven decades if the names, faces, and writing that held the public eye in the arts, society, literature, theater, fashion, sports, and world affairs. The compendium features articles written for Vogue about Queen Victoria, Theodore Roosevelt, Rudyard Kipling, Orville Wright, Alexandre Dumas, George Gershwin, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Robert Frost among others with striking portraits and full-page illustrations throughout.