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    Eye Contact: The Complete Black and White Rolling Stones Archive of Gered Mankowitz Limited Edition Book #401/950 (Genesis Publications, 1998). Gered Mankowitz, best known for his Between the Buttons album cover, has presented the world his entire archive of Rolling Stones photos in a 170 contact sheet format, done as a 208 page spiral-bound book. For the first time, this black and white Rolling Stones archive is reproduced as 12" by 16" contact sheets. A wealth of previously unpublished photographs including 18 which Gered has selected for full page reproduction in this large format book. Having shot the cover for December's Children and Out of our Heads in early 1965, Andrew Loog Oldham asked Gered to join the Stones as official photographer on their second tour of the U.S.A.

    The book is housed in a solander box, measuring to an overall 2 ½" x 12 ¾" x 18". A tipped-in plate in the book includes Mankowitz's signature with a thin black felt tip. Also included a specially produced linen tester magnifying glass, for close up viewing of the contact sheets. The plates were destroyed after printing. A wonderful piece of Rolling Stones history and a nice addition to the collection. In Very Good Plus condition with edge wear and corner bumping on the box. COA from Heritage Auctions.

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