Beady Minces, Signed by David Bailey
[Signed] Bailey, David. Beady Minces. First Edition. 1973. Book is in very good minus condition; dust jacket is in good minus condition—jacket shows staining and creasing, with accordion-like folds. Book is inscribed “David Bailey, Still Waiting.” Foreword by Terence Donovan.
This early book by the great English photographer covers fashion, celebrity portraiture, and travelogue. There are photos of models such as Penelope Tree (his former lover—the book is dedicated to her) and Jean Shrimpton. There are also portraits of Andy Warhol, Somerset Maugham, and others. Interspersed with the above are photos taken on exotic locations spanning the globe. There are approximately one hundred photos in all, one to a page.