"ITS BEEN GREAT TO WORK WITH YOU ON THE BOOK"
(CLAPTON, Eric) (HARRISON, George) BLAKE, Peter; TAYLOR, Derek. 24 Nights. Guildford, England, 1991.
Signed limited first edition of a lavish production issued to commemorate Eric Clapton's record 24-night performance at the Royal Albert Hall in 1991, this unique and most desirable copy warmly inscribed by both Eric Clapton and George Harrison to the illustrator, renowned British pop artist Peter Blake—inscribed by Clapton on the title page, "Dear Peter, it's been great to work with you on the book, Eric Clapton '91," and by Harrison on the title page verso, "To Peter with lots of love George Harrison, 1991" with Harrison's sketch of a smiling face. This is number 1049 of 3500 copies signed on the limitation page by Clapton (dated "91") and illustrator Blake. Includes a folio-size scrapbook illustrated with numerous photographs and collages (most full-page and in color), and drawings by Blake—best known for his sleeve design for the Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band—a companion volume of commentary by Derek Taylor, as well as two audio compact discs featuring Clapton and his band playing live at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 1991. $10000.