Blinds & Shutters
(Surrey), Genesis Hedley, (1990). Tall thick folio printing a large number of Cooper's photographs from the Sixties, many of them centered around London and the Rolling Stones. Cooper was the photographer who shot the album covers for the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and the Stones' Their Satanic Majesties Request. An elaborate production, with contributions by most of the people pictured, including Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Jim Dine, William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Larry Rivers, Terry Southern, and many others. Southern contributes not only the usual comments and clips that accompany the photographs but also the Introduction for the book, and Jagger and Richards provide Forewords. A fine copy, bound in three-quarter black leather and yellow cloth, resembling a Kodak film container, laid into a near fine black-and-yellow box, with a shutter window with an original photograph bound in. Copy 2720 of 5000 copies. All the copies were signed by a random collection of the contributors (only Bill Wyman, who conceived the project, signed every copy). This copy is signed by 13 contributors, including Eric Clapton, Bill Wyman, and Harry Nilsson. An elaborate memento of the era. [#030812] $2,500
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