UK: Genesis Publications, 1999. [Rock photo-documentary] DELUXE EDITION, SIGNED BY GEORGE HARRISON, also signed by photographer Astrid Kirchherr and artist Klaus Voorman. No 21 of 250 numbered copies, not to be confused with the 'Collector' edition which was numbered up to 2500. Deluxe copies include an exclusive portfolio of art by Voorman and an original print of John Lennon by Kirchherr. The printed portfolio limitation is SIGNED by the founder of Genesis Publications, Brian Roylance (1945-2005). Folio, 2 volumes (text/photos plus book of paintings). Foreword by George Harrison. Each volume fully bound in rich Italian cloth (collector copies were quarter bound) lettered in matt black and silver, housed in a lithographed box, complete with name plate to lid. Some minor handling otherwise a fine copy of one of the most sought-after deluxe editions from Genesis. The first volume tells the story of The Beatles' years in Hamburg, through the unpublished memories of Astrid Kirchherr and Klaus Voorman - covering life in war-torn Germany, through to the Sixties, the arrival of The Beatles, and their first years of glorious fame. This in-depth text is illustrated with Astrid's unparalleled photographs of The Beatles, and Klaus's unique pictures. The work of both artists is printed here to the highest standards, in the large format which such images deserve. Second volume finely reproduces the six oil canvases painted by Klaus Voorman. The story behind the creation of this remarkable artwork is told in Klaus's own words, and is interspersed with enlargements of details from the paintings, preliminary sketches and original photographs of the sets used in the creation of the paintings. As new, supplied with original promotional leaflet for the collection and housed in the original card mailer from 1999 (with minor transit wear). Item #50420
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