In the late 19th century, under the influence of William Morris, the private press flourished in Britain, creating books that were works of art in themselves. Similarly inspired, Genesis Publications was founded as an independent publishing house true to the arts of printing and craftsmanship.
In an interview with The New York Times, Genesis' late founder Brian Roylance commented, "I don't know of many people who go to this much trouble to produce a book anymore. But I think there is a future for it." Inspired by this idea, Genesis is proud to create some of the most sought after books in the world.
Genesis despatches books to collectors in over 50 countries. Around 100 signed limited editions have been created with renowned authors, as varied as they are many. Their editions feature in the collections of the world's finest libraries, including New York Public Library's Rare and Fine Printed Book Department.
Authors and contributors who have participated in Genesis limited editions include Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Ringo Starr, David Bowie, Pete Townshend, Yoko Ono, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Sir George Martin, Sir Peter Blake, Sir Roger Moore, Michael Palin, Ravi Shankar, as well as sporting icons including Sir Brian Lochore, Michael Owen and Sir Jackie Stewart.
His Serene Highness Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco has written the Foreword for a recent book, Collage. His involvement continues a royal tradition: previous books have included Forewords from - and in some cases been signed by - HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; HRH Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales and the late Lord Mountbatten.
The art of your Genesis book
The publishing house celebrates a rich history of artistic collaboration, graphic design, technical discovery and craft bookbinding with each new edition its creates. Your book is an individual work, designed to be treasured for a lifetime.
For further assistance, and for any question relating to the editions within our catalogue, please a call a member of the Genesis team on +44 (0) 1483 540 970. We look forward to hearing from you.