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Made in England, 1974

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.

'We go to Genesis for quality.' - Ronnie Wood

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 Publications... creators of lushly designed rock photo books.' - The New York Times

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.

From The Beatles to Buckingham Palace

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.

'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

Genesis Publications celebrates a rich history of artistic collaboration, graphic design, technical discovery and craft bookbinding with each new edition it creates. Your book is a work of art, designed to be treasured for a lifetime.

Ronnie Wood: Artist

Ronnie Wood: Artist

Ronnie Wood


The story of your book

Since 1974 Genesis has created signed limited edition books on behalf of authors and artists ranging from the Beatles to Buckingham Palace.


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