London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2012. First Edition. Hardcover in a slipcase (26.3 x 20.4cm); 392pp; numerous photo illustrations and facsimiles; glossy photo frontis of Yoko Ono, SIGNED and dated 2006; oatmeal cloth boards with lettering on spine in dark grey; white dustjacket with Lennon seld portrait on front cover and facsimile TLS and photo on back cover.
Comes with LOA dated September 2013 from Plymbooks, UK. As new. Item #1280
"It's just an accumulation of all the aspects of his life, from the age of 10 — writing that nice letter to his auntie thanking her for his Christmas towel, and he says it's the best towel he's ever had — up to a few minutes before he gets killed, aged 40. So you see the whole span of his life. The thing about it: You see it through his eyes, through his handwriting. A biography can never really get as close as letters can. With letters, he's not writing for posterity, it's all coming out there and then, and it's all emotion. And he sort of — he does it, then he's moving on; so it's very revealing, I think." (Hunter Davies in a 2012 interview with NPR)
Provenance: Private collection, Brisbane.