The Rolling Stones – “I-Contact: The Complete Rolling Stones Archive” Genesis Publications Limited-Edition Book / #405 of 850

An as-new copy of the limited-edition Genesis Publications’ book I-Contact/The Rolling Stones Archive by Gered Mankowitz

This is #405 of 850 copies from this long sold-out Collector’s edition, and is hand signed by legendary rock photographer Gered Mankowitz.  The massive, heavyweight book includes over 3000 images of the Stones taken between 1965 and 1968.  A custom designed magnifying glass is included, with both housed in a large custom silkscreened box.

From the Genesis website:

For the first time ever, the entire black and white Rolling Stones archive of celebrated Stones photographer Gered Mankowitz is reproduced as 12″ x 16″ contact sheets.

Renowned for his famous iconic images of the Stones, such as the Between the Buttons cover shot, Gered Mankowitz’s archive of 170 contact sheets offers a wealth of previously unpublished photographs of the Stones, including 18 which Gered has selected for full-page reproduction in this large format book.


Having shot the cover for December’s Children/Out of our Heads on a building site in early 1965, Andrew Loog Oldham asked Gered, then only 18 years old, to join the Stones as official photographer on their second 1965 tour of the USA.


Returning to London, Gered continued to work with the Stones until 1968, photographing them at home, in Olympic Studios, on Primrose Hill and during their infamous performance on Sunday Night at the London Palladium. Accompanying all these images are Gered’s fascinating recollections of his time spent with the Stones during their early years.

  • Page size: 300mm x 420mm (17.7” x 11.8”)
  • 208 pages
  • 10000 words
  • 3000 images
  • Paper: 200gsm matt art paper with red acetate title page
  • Binding: Spiral bound in heavy screen printed boards on rich black cloth with specially produced linen tester magnifying glass
  • Box: Solander box.

This exceptional example is in as-new mint condition, with some incidental scuffing to the bottom of the box, probably as it originally came.  The original packing materials and the original shipping box are included.

[Note: this book is large and heavy, necessitating extra shipping cost.  Any excess shipping charges will be refunded.]



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