New York: Delacorte Press, 1969. 1st American Edition. Hard Cover. 4to. Very Good / Good. Item #003311
Stated first American edition. SIGNED with inscription by one of the illustrators, Peter Max. Aqua pictorial boards with purple titling to spine. 156 p.p. Lavish full colour illustrations and specially commissioned photographs. Some light edge and corner wear to boards, bruising to lower corner of front board, spine tilted. Ink ownership inscription to FFEP. Dust jacket has a few short tears to edges, chips to spine ends, slight darkening to edges, some light staining. Price clipped. Age toning to edges of pages. Alan Aldridge, a famous designer, was a close personal friend of the The Beatles and has worked closely with them on many projects. The psychedelic design and format reflect the atmosphere the Beatles live in, and that of the whole generation and pop culture they have influenced. Autobiographical comments and quotes from John, Paul, George and Ringo are interwoven throughout the book. Interpretation of the lyrics, a universally popular sport, is provided here by the only true authorities, the Beatles themselves.