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HARRISON, George (1943-2001), and TAYLOR, Derek (1932-1997), [WILLIAMS, Roy, illustrator]
Fifty Years Adrift
Guildford: Genesis Publications, 1984. [Beatles] FIRST EDITION, an out-of-series review copy. Large Octavo (26 x 18cm), pp.x; 541 [3]. Publisher's brown half calf with gilt titles to red morocco label, and further gilt decoration to spine. Brown cloth over boards, with a red and gilt device to upper, and a gilt facsimile signature to lower. All edges gilt; illustrated endpapers. With a facsimile ticket stub attached to the end of the burgundy ribbon marker. Superbly illustrated throughout with facsimiles of concert posters, tickets, photographs, contracts, letters, handbills etc., as well as rather fetching Rockwell Kent-style woodcuts, mostly by Roy Williams. With the brown paper-covered slipcase, and plain paper title label to upper. Some marks and bumps to edges. Perfectly crisp and clean internally. Spine heavily sunned, with light scratches and bumps to leather, and a few small marks to cloth. Slipcase lightly rubbed, with one large bump and scratch to fore-edge panel, and a few other small marks. Very good. Written by Beatles' publicist and confidante Derek Taylor and edited and annotated by guitarist George Harrison, this is a lasting testament to the genius, wit and insight of two great men. An early working title had been 'And We All Shine On,' but the final choice was taken from a Liverpudlian expression. The wealth of memorabilia reproduced was painstakingly excavated from a batch of large streamer trunks containing Derek's assorted possessions. Limited to 2,000 copies only, each autographed by George Harrison, Derek Taylor and by ex-Bonzo Dog member Larry Smith, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB [Royal Tunbridge Wells, KENT, United Kingdom]
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