First edition. Publisher's original grey boards with reflective titles to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated in colour throughout. A fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's marks. Complete with the fine ever so lightly rubbed dustwrapper that remains without fading, loss or tears.

An astonishing assembly of rare objects and artworks and the first book of its scale to document the formative years of the The Velvet Underground. From never-before-seen photographs of the band's first live show in New York to Andy Warhol's cover and poster designs, Lou Reed's handwritten music and lyrics, underground press clippings and controversial reviews, flyers, handbills, and posters, the materials here comprise a uniquely comprehensive survey of the first rock group ever to transcend the genre and embrace underground popular culture. Including a conversation recorded especially for the book between founding members Lou Reed and John Cale, and contributions from band members Maureen Tucker, Doug Yale and Sterling Morrison, this beautifully illustrated book is the first to present a definitive picture of the band's genesis and development in the extraordinary New York scene of the mid to late 1960s.

Stock code: 22389


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NewYork: Rizzoli.


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