1953. Item #A6146
Bidermanas, Izis. Gala Day London. London: Harvill Press 1953. 148p, many photos by "Izis." Very good hardcover in good d.j. (edges worn, scraped spot on front). ** Atmospheric, sometimes poignant photos of Londoners, plus related thoughts or verse by 22 prominent writers on what makes London special: Betjeman, Eliot, Henry Green, Laurie Lee, C. Day Lewis, Anthony Powell, Spender, Angus Wilson, and more. The photos are richly printed in gravure. Not stated as such, but no doubt published in honor of Queen Elizabeth's coronation.