One of only 320 copies of the Deluxe Edition of Mick Rock’s highly collectible book PSYCHEDELIC RENEGADES. The Deluxe issue is hand signed by both Syd Barrett and Mick Rock, and bound in orange and turquoise leather with gilt (gold) tooling and gold page edges, and individually numbered. This is copy #297 of 320.
Arguably the most sought after in the series of limited-edition book published by Britian’s Genesis Publications, this 2002 volume covers the period 1969-71 in Syd Barrett’s career after leaving Pink Floyd. Barrett’s friend Rock photographed him in and around Syd’s London flat and at his family home in Cambridge. While some images are well known, many have never been published before.
Rock writes about Barrett in accompanying text, and it was he who undertook the last ever interview with Syd for Rolling Stone magazine in 1971. His original version of this memorable article is reproduced in full here, for the first time.
Mick and Syd were close friends and at one point in their friendship they were flatmates. Rock was able to create these intimate images of Syd throughout their friendship. One of Syd’s closest friends, the artist Duggie Fields, writes frankly about his own friendship with Syd. He describes life in the Earl’s Court apartment which he shared with Syd and where the Madcap shots were taken in Syd’s famous bedroom with the striped floorboards.
Pyschedelic Renegades was limited to 950 numbered copies worldwide, all of which were signed by Mick Rock. 320 of these copies were Deluxe copies. All Deluxe copies have been signed by Mick Rock and also by Syd Barrett. These copies are hand-bound in full orange and turquoise leathers carefully pared and butted together to match the painted floorboards in Syd Barrett’s Earl’s Court flat. The Deluxe books are also decorated with gilt tooling and have gilded page edges.
This copy is in superb Mint condition, with a virtually Mint condition slipcase as well. Incredibly rare and stunningly beautiful. As this is an very valuable book, this will be sent to the buyer via Fedex or Overnight or International Express Airmail.


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