From The Library of Harold & Mary Wilson.
First edition in a dust jacket, large size 22×28 cm. Inscribed “To Dear Mary with great admiration Yours Tony”. Mary Wilson features with John Wells on pages 126/127. Photographs and commentary by Snowdon (Antony Armstrong-Jones); introduction by John Mortimer. 34 colour photographs and 81 duotones; 8.5 x 10.5 inches. Index of sitters; portraits of the actors, writers, musicians, politicians, royally, celebrities, etc. of the UK including Alec Guinness, Ingrid Bergman, Laurence Olivier, Yehudi Menuhin, Rudolf Nureyev, Meryl Streep, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, Margaret Thatcher, Somerset Maugham, Paul Scofield, Horowitz, Lady Mosley, Anthony Burgess, Antonia Fraser, John Gielgud, Rupert Murdoch, Andres Segovia, Bruce Chatwin, John Hurt, Jeremy Irons, Andie McDowell, and others.
Lord Snowdon was the outstanding portrait photographer of his generation. From his innovative theatrical photography of the 1950s, through the important reportage photography of the 1960s and 1970s, to the portraits, his versatility and sensitivity was unmatched.
Very good condition: the book is clean free of markings and foxing.