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Jimmy Page Collector Edition

The photographic autobiography

Jimmy Page

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Jimmy Page's Signed Photographic Autobiography

‘I thought it would be quite interesting to do a photographic autobiography. It’s the story of a kid who’s involved with music, but really the music involved itself with him. It’s this conjoining of music and a teenager, and off it goes.’ Jimmy Page

This limited edition is Jimmy’s first official published work - a visual history of his remarkable career as one of the world’s most iconic guitar players.

Quarter-bound in leather and laser-cut Perspex, the large format volume is comprised of over 500 pages, reproducing more than 650 photographs and illustrations.

‘I wanted the pictures to speak in a way that the music does.’ Jimmy Page

Each numbered book is individually signed by Jimmy Page.

To read more about the limited edition please visit the book's own microsite, simply click here.



The Photography

Jimmy Page Collector Edition

With incredible attention to detail, Jimmy Page has chosen photographs representing the most significant moments in his career: from a schoolboy with a rock-a-billy quiff through his extensive work as a session musician; from The Yardbirds through Led Zeppelin, ARMS, The Firm, Outrider, Coverdale & Page and Page & Plant; playing with Roy Harper and The Black Crowes; collaborating with P. Diddy and performing with Leona Lewis at the closing ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Copyright © Jimmy Page Collection
Jimmy Page with one of his first bands, Red E Lewis & The Redcaps.


Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page collects together nearly 650 photographs to present the complete visual narrative of a remarkable career in music. Genesis and Jimmy Page have spent two years together sifting through thousands of photographs to produce a final and definitive edit that includes a mixture of iconic portraits, rare and unseen images and photographs from Jimmy's own archive.

Copyright © Chuck Boyd
August 23, 1966. As a member of The Yardbirds, Jimmy Page arrives by sea plane for a gig on Catalina Island, off the coast of California.


Jimmy Page: 'I wanted to expand and develop the acoustic, electric and experimental themes that I had explored in The Yardbirds. In order to channel these ideas I decided to form and produce my own group.'

Copyright © Gered Mankowitz
The Yardbirds, Mason's Yard, London, 1966


Jimmy Page: 'We began recording the second album in London with the idea to continue at different locations in America while absorbing the energy of life on the road. In New York I went in with Eddie Kramer to mix what was to become the classic Led Zeppelin II.'

Copyright © Dominiqe Tarlé
April 19, 1969, Recording Led Zeppelin II at Olympic Studios, Barnes, London, UK


Jimmy Page: 'Bron-Yr-Aur to Bath with the addition of various degrees of stubble, we hit them hard with 'The Immigrant Song' to open our set.'

Copyright © Jimmy Page Collection
June 28, 1970, Bath Festival of Blues, Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, UK.


The collection represents the work of more than 70 different photographers including some of the greatest names in rock photography - Ross Halfin, Kate Simon, Gered Mankowitz, Neal Preston, Dominique Tarlé, Pennie Smith, Jim Marshall and Jean Pierre Leloir to name but a few.

Copyright © Neal Preston
February 13, 1975, Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, USA

Copyright © Janet Macoska

April 27, 1977, Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, USA.

Jimmy Page: 'I'm told that it was the most watched guitar solo in TV history...'

Copyright © Ross Halfin
August 24, 2008, closing ceremony of the summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

The Manuscript

Jimmy Page Collector Edition

Jimmy Page has officially put pen to paper about his career for the first time in this limited edition.

His words take the form of extended captions, which describe and document pivotal moments and events. He has also included visas, photos and stamps from his own passports.

Jimmy's own words, combined with his hand-picked photographic selection make this limited edition an historical document and a definitive visual record of a remarkable life of music.

Photo © Ross Halfin

Jimmy Page: 'The increasing volume of recording dates began to demand a decision: was I a better artist or a better musician? It became an easy decision.'

The Binding

Jimmy Page Collector Edition

Each book is individually numbered and signed by Jimmy Page.

This large format book is over 500 pages and reproduces more than 650 photographs and illustrations, making it the biggest limited edition that Genesis has produced to date. It is fine-screen printed and image varnished on to heavyweight art paper (size: 280mm x 330mm).

The limited edition books are hand-bound in morocco leather and laser-cut Perspex. The translucent front and back boards are screen-printed with two of the author's favourite portraits.

As with every detail of the book, the leather is created to the author's own specifications and is dyed a bespoke 'midnight hue'.

The page edges are gilded, and the spine is decoratively blocked in gold leaf. A specially created marbled end paper lines the interior with a blend of midnight blues, blacks and silver.


The book is presented in a hand-crafted slipcase that is bound in a 'midnight hue' silk. Blocked in gold leaf, the slipcase also features a morocco leather trim.

Jimmy Page: 'I've really got a lot of time for the way Genesis produce their books, they're really quality items. As someone who's always been interested in having a library themselves, I appreciate fine bookbinding and their whole ethic of what they do and what they're trying to do with a whole catalogue of books.'

The limited edition books are hand-bound in morocco leather and laser-cut Perspex. The translucent front and back boards are screen-printed with two of of the author's favourite portraits.

The Deluxe Edition

Jimmy Page Collector Edition

Deluxe copies (books numbered 1-350)

The first 350 books in the limited edition are Deluxe copies, each one signed by Jimmy Page.

The Deluxe book is fully bound by hand in a single morocco leather hide, which is glazed and polished. A gold-leaf 'Zoso' blocking appears on the front board. The natural grain leather has been tanned and dyed to Jimmy Page's specification, to reach his chosen midnight hue.

The page edges are gilded, and the spine is hand-blocked in gold leaf. A specially created marbled end paper lines the interior with a blend of blues, blacks and silver.

The Deluxe book is presented in an archival solander box. The folding case is bound in midnight-hue silk. Inside, a soft and supple traditional felt lining will protect your leather-bound book. 

The silk-bound solander box is blocked in gold leaf and, as a finishing touch, an aluminium plate screen-printed with one of Jimmy Page's favourite portraits has been inset by hand onto the front of the case.

The Artist's Proofs

Jimmy Page Collector Edition

Artist's Proofs copies (books numbered I-XXV)

Just 25 books were created as Artist's Proofs for Jimmy Page's limited edition. Each are complete Deluxe copies, signed by Jimmy Page as approval of the work and numbered in Roman numerals..

The book is fully bound by hand in a single morocco leather hide, which is glazed and polished. A gold-leaf 'Zoso' blocking appears on the front board. The natural grain leather has been tanned and dyed to Jimmy Page's specification, to reach his chosen midnight hue.

The page edges are gilded, and the spine is hand-blocked in gold leaf. A specially created marbled end paper lines the interior with a blend of blues, blacks and silver.

The book is presented in an archival solander box. The folding case is bound in midnight-hue silk. Inside, a soft and supple traditional felt lining will protect your leather-bound book. 

The silk-bound solander box is blocked in gold leaf and, as a finishing touch, an aluminium plate screen-printed with one of Jimmy Page's favourite portraits has been inset by hand onto the front of the case.

Each book is individually numbered and signed by Jimmy Page. 

This large format book is over 500 pages and reproduces more than 650 photographs and illustrations, making it the biggest limited edition that Genesis has produced to date. It is fine-screen printed and image varnished on to heavyweight art paper (size: 280mm x 330mm). 

The Artist's Proofs are hand-bound in morocco leather. 

Jimmy Page Collector Edition

The photographic autobiography

Jimmy Page Collector Edition

Jimmy Page Collector Edition

  • ISBN:
    9781905662173final
  • Collector:
  • Signed by:
    Jimmy Page
  • Paper:
    170gsm fine art paper
  • Binding:
    Quarter bound in morocco leather with unique perspex front and back boards.
  • Box:
    Leather and silk slipcase with gold blocking.
Collector No longer available
  • Page size: 280mm x 330mm
  • 512 pages
  • 650 images
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