London: Jonathan Cape, 1965. UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER, with various differences to the published version. Duodecimo (18 x 14cm), pp.96. Printed sheets, sewn, with blank endleaves, in a proof-only dust-wrapper. Profusely illustrated with Lennon's idiosyncratic drawings. A lovely fine copy, inside and out. The most important and obvious difference between this proof and the trade edition is the presence of a dust jacket. The published version featured photographic covers, but no jacket. This proof jacket has the same design as the hard covers, but carries an exclusive blurb to the front flap and publication details to rear flap. Within the book there are also a number of significant changes, primarily concerning the colour. In the trade version the two colours brown and green are used within the text and for the illustrations. These colours vary in the proof- the brown is much paler and the green less olive and more mint in shade; the most noticeable feature however is the presence of two great blocks of colour within the proof that were simply omitted in the trade version, as follows; i) p. 10-11 has a large green floor (uncoloured/ white floor when published). ii) final page 'the end' has a (presumably) grassy hillside (non-existent when published). Copy is in near fine condition; jacket a little worn to spine tips and rubbed at joints, small name above frontispiece illustration. An uncommon proof- we have seen only one other copy in the last decade. Item #52948
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