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  1. The Penguin John Lennon.
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    The Penguin John Lennon.

    With an original photograph of John Lennon.
    First edition thus, first impression, combining two previous books by the author: John Lennon In His Own Write (1964) and A Spaniard in the Works (1965). Presentation copy, inscribed by Lennon in blue ink on the half-title "To Dinah, thank you for making me boil. Lots of love, John Lennon xx." The recipient, Dinah Greet, was the costume designer for the 1967 film How I Won The War, in which John Lennon played the role of Private Gripweed (the inscription refers to the heavy costume he had to wear). Learn More
    £7,500

    Date of Publication: 1966

    Published: Harmondsworth

    Stock Code: 98494

    Signed: Yes

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  2. A Spaniard in the Works.

    A Spaniard in the Works.

    First edition, first impression. His second collection of humorous poetry and prose. Learn More
    £125

    Date of Publication: 1965

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 91875

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  3. A Spaniard in the Works.

    A Spaniard in the Works.

    Proof copy of the first edition, first impression. The text and illustrations are printed in brown and green throughout, the green appearing much lighter in the proof, one illustration slightly differs. The book was published in laminated boards without a dust jacket. Only the second proof copy we have encountered of Lennon's second book. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1965

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 88324

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  4. Power to the People. The Political Thoughts of John Lennon.

    Power to the People. The Political Thoughts of John Lennon.

    Proof of first edition, first impression. Publisher's stamp to the verso of the dust jacket states "Publication date 20 Apr 1972". This book was never published on that day or any subsequent day. The Emory University library, Atlanta, have a copy without the dust jacket and their website states "what we have is one of ca. 60 proof copies of a work that was never actually published. Learn More
    £8,500

    Date of Publication: 1972

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 84429

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