Limited Edition of 140.
Pages: 656. Clothbound in a slipcase. Limited Edition of 140. ISBN 978-1-909245-14-3. Publication: 28 November 2014.
A once in a lifetime to chance to own a Liverpool FC heirloom.
This beautifully cloth-bound limited edition of 140 signed and numbered books is your chance to own a piece of Liverpool history. Featuring a hand finished debossed image of Bill Shankly on the cover, presented in a cloth-bound slipcase and signed by at least eight of the players who made Anfield history under the great Scot, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of Liverpool history. The pages are exquisitely gilded in silver.
Designed in Liverpool, printed in Great Britain and handbound by Mendip Bookbinders of Somerset, this fully clothbound book is lavishly presented in a slipcase and are signed by some of the greatest players in Liverpool's history. Each book contains a minimum of eight signatures.
RON YEATS - 1964 League Championship winning captain.
TOMMY SMITH - Played more than 600 appearances and captained Liverpool to their first European success.
IAN CALLAGHAN - Holder of the Liverpool appearance record and key figure through the Shankly and Paisley eras
CHRIS LAWLER - The Silent Knight, who served Shankly's Liverpool with distinction in more than 400 appearances for the club.
TOMMY LAWRENCE - Goalkeeping colossus, who kept the Anfield net for nearly 15 years.
IAN ST JOHN - Centre forward hero of the Shankly era.
JIMMY CASE - Goalscoring midfielder, whose career spanned Liverpool's Golden era.
PHIL THOMPSON - Captain, coach and Anfield legend.
GORDON WALLACE - Scorer of Liverpool's first ever European goal.
IAN ROSS - 1960s stalwart.
The Legends edition is available exclusively from www.decoubertin.co.uk
About The Liverpool Encyclopedia
In this huge landmark book, authors Arnie Baldursson and Gudmundur Magnusson have chronicled the individuals and incidents that made Liverpool Football Club one of the most famous institutions in world football.
With full biographical entries on every man to pull on a Liverpool shirt, including some 420,000 words, hundreds of full colour photographs and utilising new and original research, the Liverpool Encyclopedia crosses new boundaries in the study of the Anfield giants.
Beautifully laid out and lavishly illustrated, this will be an heirloom passed down between generations of Reds’ fans. Coming just two years after the success of Liverpool: The Complete Record, Baldursson and Magnusson have created another indispensible addition to every Liverpool supporters’ library.
The Liverpool Encyclopedia includes:
Full profiles, biographical and career information of EVERY Liverpool player to make a competitive appearance since the club’s creation in 1892.
More than 1100 photographs, including many rare and some previously unseen pictures.
In depth profiles of every man to manage Liverpool.
Articles on significant figures and moments in Anfield history.
Facts, figures and statistics from the renowned LFChistory.net website; the benchmark in Reds’ historical accuracy.
Printed in full colour, expertly written and extravagantly illustrated throughout its 656 full colour pages, this is the essential reference work for every Liverpool supporter and student of English football.
The authors previous book, Liverpool: The Complete Record, was published to critical acclaim by deCoubertin Books in 2011.
Praise for Liverpool: The Complete Record:
"The best book about Liverpool Football Club I have ever seen."
- John Keith
"The new history of Liverpool is a rare book indeed – one that truly raises the bar."
- Alex Miller, Sportingintelligence.com
"Quite simply this book is a joy to hold, have, read and should be on the bookshelf of any Liverpool FC supporter."
- Anfield Online
"The most factually comprehensive book about Liverpool FC. Ever."
- The Kop Magazine
The Liverpool Encyclopedia has been designed in Liverpool by Leslie Priestley a designer with over 25 years industry experience. His previous collaboration with deCoubertin Books, The Everton Encyclopedia, was described by the BBC as 'a work of art'.
deCoubertin Books think it is important to support Britain’s creative and manufacturing industries wherever possible and we are proud to have all our printing carried out in UK plants.
About the authors:
Arnie Baldursson and Gudmundur Magnusson are the editors of the LFChistory.net website. deCoubertin Books published their book Liverpool: The Complete Record in August 2011 to critical acclaim.
Publishers Note: We previously advertised this product in 2013 as a limited edition of 200. When the book was belatedly delivered by the printers, Butler, Tanner & Dennis, the standard of the binding did not meet our standards and we refused delivery. While the limited editions were being rebound, Butler, Tanner & Dennis subsequently entered administration in May 2014. The books have subsequently been rebound by a small bindery, Mendip Bookbinders. It has been something of an epic saga, but we are satisfied that our commitment to providing the best possible product for our customers has finally been met.
Posted by rob on 24th Oct 2015
great presentation, wonderful inside stories, excellent piece to keep or gift
Posted by Mike Byrne on 16th Jan 2015
Bought as a present for one of the unfortunates in my family - quality cannot be faulted not so the subject. ;-)