A Spaniard in the Works has ratings and 59 reviews. Chris said: Being a dyed-in-the-wool original Beatlemaniac (saw them twice in Houston on my 13t. A Spaniard in the Works. by John Lennon. A Terrific opportunity to grab a signed copy of this Edition of John Lennon. Published by Jonathan Cape London. A Spaniard in the Works is a book from by John Lennon. The book consists of nonsensical stories and drawings similar to the style of his previous book.

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Showing best matches Show all copies. What makes Biblio different? Sign In Register Help Cart. This copy of A Spaniard in the Works. The book consists of nonsensical stories and drawings similar to the style of his previous book, ‘s In His Own Write. The name refers to a pun on the term “A spanner in the works” analogous to the American English expression, “throw a monkey wrench”, a spanner being British English for wrenchanother fragment of Lennon’s humour.

Log-in or create an account first! Original pictorial laminated boards, front cover and spine lettered in white on pink ground.

Without a dust jacket, as issued. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Laminate at wogks lifting slightly, as invariably happens, tiny scratch to front cover, two tiny teh of foxing to edges, else spwniard fine, bright copy. First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the front free endpaper.

Lennon’s second book, A Spaniard in the Works is a collection of nonsensical stories and drawings much like his first book, In His Own Write First edition, first printing. Signed by John Lennon. Illustrated throughout with line drawings by the author. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm with some rubbing of the laminate at the spine extremities.

Scarce and highly desirable in signed state. Signed by John Lennon in blue ink on the front endpaper. George’s Hill to the house of John Lennon. A Lady opened the door and asked what we wanted. We showed the books and asked for an autograph.

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Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. The only proof copy we have handled, and only the third that we have heard about. The published book did not lsnnon a jacket, but did reproduce this jacket illustration on the boards, albeit with some variations in the color.

Additionally, this proof version contains a Lennon drawing omitted from the published book, as well as a drawing in color that is printed in black and white in the ib book.

Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by Lennon. An excellent copy in near fine dust jacket.

Proof copy of the first edition, first impression. The text and illustrations are printed in brown and green throughout, the green appearing much lighter in the proof, one illustration slightly differs. The book was published in laminated boards without a dust jacket. Only the second proof copy we have encountered of Lennon’s second book. Near fine minor wear to top and bottom of dust jacket spine.

Aside from a touch of wear at the spine ends, fine. With a Sherlockian contribution.

Duodecimo 18 x 14cmpp. Publisher’s laminated printed boards.

Profusely illustrated with Lennon’s idiosyncratic drawings. Slight marking to the top edge, lamination lifted slightly along the joints, some negligible scuffing to boards. Adrian Harrington Rare Books.

A collection of writings, full of Lennon’s own quirky drawings. Publisher’s glazed photographic boards cover shot and design by Robert Freeman. Some inevitable bubbling to the lamination along the joints, very bright inside and out, a near exemplary copy, near fine. Slight occasional foxing to the textblock and edges. Corners and spine ends slightly rubbed, usual laminate lifting to the joints, a few shallow scores to the boards.

A Spaniard In the Works

Ships with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! A lightly used copy with a small stain to top edge, covers a touch rubbed; very good. A Spaniard in the Works John Lennon Simon and Schuster, Cover photographs by Robert Freeman.

Drawings by John Lennon. Extremities slightly wor,s, else Fine. The Old Mill Bookshop Published: Extremities slightly bumped, else Fine Edition: A Spaniard in the Works. Simon and Schuster, Boards rubbed at edges with some tiny lenon to the front panel. Illustrated by John Lennon.

50 Years Ago: John Lennon Publishes Second Book, ‘A Spaniard in the Works’

Marks Rare Books Published: A lovely near fine tight copy. Original pictorial laminated boards with the famous cover photograph by Robert Freeman. The author’s second book, illustrating his zany Milliganess humour. Roger Collicott Books Published: Good condition, moderate over all wear, rubbing to lower edges of boards.


Without dustjacket, as issued. Small nearly square decorated hardbound book. The first American edition. Words and drawings by John Lennon. A very good copy with typical light edgewear to boards. Derringer Books, Member A.

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A square solid tight copy. Pink and black color schemes both boards with a photo of Lennon on the front. This copy has some rubbing wear to both covers, some board edgewear, some edgewear in spine area, browning to extremities of the text block, some light browning to endpapers front and rear.

Original price of 2. Original art work along with original prose and poetry by the author. A VERY hard to find book in this format, in this condition, anywhere. In addition, although this isn’t a first printing, I am leaning toward the American edition being the true first, for whatever that is worth. Pat Cramer, Bookseller Published: Bingo Books 2 Published: Andrew Barnes Booksellers Published: Some “crinkling” of the laminate.

Wear along the edges, some outer hinge splits, name on flyleaf, else very good, very good internally. The Wild Muse Published: Very Good Minus Edition: Small book, color-photo-illustrated boards, badly worn at tips, slight wear to spine edges top and bottom, left and right, small surface wear spot at top front left, slight wear spot at top front edge near spine.

Callaghan Books South Published: Hard To Find Books. Illustrated by the Author. Philosopher’s Stone Books Published: Name and date inked on front pastedown, otherwise a clean, crisp copy. Line drawing illustrations by Lennon. Some scuffing to bds. Owners inscription to top edge of ffep. Some light patchy soiling to interior.