The John Lennon London Diary 1969
London: Copyrun Limited, nd. Offset in wraps. 3 1⁄2 x 4 in. Very good, minor wear to spine, top right edge of wrap rubbed. Item #6673
Artists’ book reproducing a pocket diary completed in the hand of John Lennon for the year of 1969; the original work was written in November 1968 as a “diary of the future”. Most entries record the same banal routine, with some variation on “got up / went to work / came home / watched telly / went to bed”, with “fucked wife” peppered in occasionally.
Originally published as a part of Aspen Magazine in a Box #7 (“The British Issue”) in 1970. Though undated, research suggests that it was produced shortly after the Aspen publication. OCLC locates only three copies as of November 2022.