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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.

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.

Genesis limited edition books

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.

Paul Weller and Paul Smith; Jeff Lynne, Olivia Harrison and Tom Petty; Peter Blake and Brian Wilson; Jimmy Page

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.

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That Lucky Old Sun The signed limited edition, a book and fine art prints set

That Lucky Old Sun

Brian Wilson & Peter Blake


The Traveling Wilburys The Official Signed Limited Edition Book

The Traveling Wilburys


Concert for George A celebration of the life of George Harrison

Concert for George

Olivia Harrison, Brian Roylance & over 30 contributors


Jimmy Page The photographic autobiography

Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page


Maximum Who The Who in the Sixties

Maximum Who

Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Ross Halfin & Pete Townshend


Moonage Daydream The Life & Times of Ziggy Stardust

Moonage Daydream

David Bowie, Mick Rock


Postcards from the Boys

Postcards from the Boys

Ringo Starr


Rebel Music: Bob Marley & Roots Reggae Photographs by Kate Simon

Rebel Music: Bob Marley & Roots Reggae

Kate Simon


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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