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LENNON, John.

In His Own Write.

Introduction by Paul McCartney.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1964 Stock Code: 144037
£22,500.00
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Signed by all four Beatles

First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front pastedown, "To Neville Cashbox, good heavens, from, John Lennon". Additionally inscribed by Paul McCartney on his introduction, "Best wishes, from Uncle Paul" and signed by George Harrison and Ringo Starr on the back free endpaper. Neville Marten worked with Cash Box, a music magazine providing the latest news and charts until 1967. The signing took place at a lunch at Twickenham Film Studios on 7 April 1964 during a break in filming of A Hard Day's Night. This was Lennon's first book, and also the first solo project by a member of the Beatles.

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Description

Octavo. Original blue laminated boards, spine and front cover lettered in light blue. No dust jacket issued. Housed in a quarter leather blue clamshell box by the Chelsea Bindery.

Illustrations

Illustrated throughout the text by Lennon.

Condition

Corners and edges of spine lightly rubbed otherwise a bright, tight copy.

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