“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
In His Own Write.
Item Number: 96139
London: Jonathan Cape, 1964.
First edition, second printing of Lennon’s first book. Octavo, original laminated pictorial boards. Introduction by Paul McCartney. Presentation copy, signed by John Lennon on the front free endpaper, “For Judy love, John Lennon xx.” In near fine condition with light rubbing, with the recipient’s name above the inscription. Designed by Robert Freeman. Rare and desirable signed by Lennon.
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.