Guildford: Genesis Publications, 2006. [Rock/pop]. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION, DELUXE ISSUE, number 296 of 350 copies. Large quarto (32 x 28cm), pp.256. Printed in Milan on 200gsm matt-art paper, illustrated throughout with photographs reproduced in duotone with image varnishing. Elaborately bound in full scarlet hide, blocked in gold and white to upper, red endpapers, all edges gilt, housed in original leather-edged cloth slipcase with four black and white photographs of each Beatle laid down to upper, the whole protected in a printed black felt drawstring bag. Signed by Sir Alan Langlands, custodian of the Michael Peto Collection, and Richard Lester, pioneering director of The Beatles' films. DELUXE issues were bound in full leather (rather than a quarter binding) and include three separate hand-numbered photographs showing John Lennon and comedian Peter Cook during the filming of 'The Pipesucker Report' for the BBC show 'Not Only But Also' (1966). Regular copies were not signed by Lester. A fine copy in fine slip-case and original printed draw-string bag. While The Beatles were shooting their second feature film, Help! Michael Peto was working for The Observer Sunday newspaper – then the UK's most prestigious publication for photojournalists. His position ensured access to The Beatles over the course of a year, and his limited edition book 'Now These Days Are Gone' features nearly 300 pictures of The Beatles that have never been published before. Item #57682
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