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42 Harebell Close
Hartley Wintney
Hampshire
RG27 8TW
Contact Clare Trimming
Mobile 07783 257663
Specialists Antiques, Architecture, Art, Design, Fashion, Interior Design, Jewellery, Period Houses, Photography, 20th Century Society
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The scarce memoirs of the stylish and social Baron de Rede.

Edited by Hugo Vickers.

Alexis. The Memoirs of the Baron de Rede , Privately published by the Estate of the late Baron de Rede. Printed by The Dovecote Press. England. 2005. First edition, first printing. 2005

Hardback, dust jacket. 174 pages. Illustrated throughout with archival images from Rede's own collection. English. 190434903x 260 x 220mm (10¼ x 8¾). 1kg.

Note
'Alexis, Baron de Rede (1922-2004) will be remembered as the man who restored the Hotel Lambert, where he lived from 1949 until his death on 9 July 2004 at the age of 82. A man of exceptional elegance and style, he lived a life in which aesthetic perfection was his aim and his ideal. He hosted the magnificent Oriental Ball at the Lambert in 1969, and was the last survivor of a world in which magnificent costume balls were given and the beau monde of the world invited.' (from the blurb). These posthumously-published memoirs talk about his life within this beau monde and include cameo appearances from many great artistic and social figures, including Salvador Dali, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Yves Saint Laurent, Brigitte Bardot, Rudolf Nureyev, Maria Callas and Elizabeth Taylor.

Condition
Fine.
£275