“Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life”: John Lennon's In His Own Write; Signed by Him with a Drawing and also Signed by Paul McCartney

  • In His Own Write.

In His Own Write.

Item Number: 37034

London: Jonathan Cape, 1964.

First edition, fourth printing. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Introduction by Paul McCartney. Signed by John Lennon on the front free endpaper, “Love, John Lennon xxx” with an original drawing and also signed by Paul McCartney on the half title page, “Love from Paul McCartney.” In near fine condition with light rubbing. Rare and desirable signed by both Lennon and McCartney.

The first solo project of any member of The Beatles, John Lennon’s first book, In His Own Write, is an amalgamation of short stories, poems, and line drawings, illustrating Lennon’s unique mastery of free association and improvisation. Originally published in 1964 by both Simon & Schuster and Johnathan Cape, the book was an immediate success and translated into several languages in the same year of its initial publication.