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
"I own about a dozen of the marvelous books that you have published. I treasure each of them. You are the archivists of the history of modern music. I can't thank you enough for the service that you provide, and the beauty and enjoyment that you impart." - C. Johnson, Subscriber, USA
The publishing house celebrates a rich history of artistic collaboration, graphic design, technical discovery and craft bookbinding with each new edition it creates. Your book is an individual work, designed to be treasured for a lifetime.
For more information, click here to visit our FAQ page. For further assistance, and for any question relating to the editions within our catalogue, please call a member of the Genesis team on +44 (0) 1483 540 970 (USA call toll free on 1 866 939 6913). We look forward to hearing from you.
The signed limited edition book
The Traveling Wilburys