The Beatles: The True Beginnings

Details of a cache of first edition hardcover books from 2002 in their original shrink-wrap.

We are huge Beatles fans at Snap, and are always excited to bring interesting Beatles material to our clients. Today we bring you news of some very special Beatles buried treasure that we have secured.

If you have read Mark Lewisohn’s magisterial two-volume biography on the band’s early years, Tune In, you will know that the Casbah Coffee Club was a vital part of the Beatles’ story.

One of my favourite Beatles books, now long out-of-print, is The Beatles: The True Beginnings, a lavishly designed volume published back in 2002 focusing on the story of the Casbah. It’s a beautiful book, and the story is brought to life by the images of the interiors and items of historical Beatles interest taken by photographer Sandro Sodano: clothes, instruments, objects and other memorabilia which he shot for the book.

Published by Screenpress Publishing, first edition hardcover copies came with a special ‘chinese fold’ cover which opened up to reveal a poster image of Paul, John and George performing at the Casbah.

Now here’s the exciting thing.

We have just secured an incredible cache of first edition hardcovers, all in immaculate condition, and all still in their original shrinkwrap. They have been in storage since 2002.

Finds like this don’t come up every day—and supplies are limited.

You can purchase one at the link below.

Fill your boots.

The hardcover with one side of the chinese-fold dustjacket, opened up.
The hardcover, dustjacket removed
The poster image