Transformer. Lou REED, Mick ROCK.
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Guildford, Surrey: Genesis Publications, 2013.

First edition, SIGNED by Lou Reed and Mick Rock. Limited to 2000 numbered copies (of which the first 350 were deluxe copies), this one #399.

Folio (40x29cm.). Bound in leather with gold foil detailing and gilt edging, printed on heavyweight Italian art and trace papers, and housed in a matching slipcase. A 7" vinyl picture disc featuring 'Walk on the Wild Side' and 'Coney Island Baby' is enclosed inside the rear board.

A sumptuous visual biography of Lou Reed, including previously unseen outtakes, studio sessions, and spontaneous shots with friends Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger, Iggy Pop, and David Bowie, among others. When Reed saw the finished product he stated that he "was just overwhelmed by how beautiful it is. It brought back all that energy and all that virility, captured over that period of time. The book is like an energy bomb. And it's beautiful."

The signed edition was withdrawn by the publisher after Reed's death in October 2013, and the reissued copies made available since 2017 feature a stamp of his signature from his estate. This original, signed copy is in almost as new condition, still contained in its original cardboard mailing carton, opened only once.

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