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Our Shankly The Great Special Limited Edition is the ultimate Liverpool FC collector's item
  • Our Shankly The Great Special Limited Edition is the ultimate Liverpool FC collector's item
  • Handbound by British craftsman, this is a beautiful heirloom that will be passed down between generations
  • An image of Liverpool's great manager is embossed in gold on the goatskin leather cover
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  • The Shankly The Great limited edition is presented in a solander case.
  • It features hand marbled endpapers
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  • ... The Liverpool Encyclopedia also includes more than 1000 photographs...
  • The interiors of the Liverpool Encyclopedia include more than 400,000 words...
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The Liverpool Encyclopedia: Shankly The Great Special Edition


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If you are interested in this book, Coles of Bicester may have some copies remaining but we have no more stock left.

Price: £485.00. Pages: 656. Fullbound in goatskin leather and presented in a solander box. Limited Edition of 50. ISBN 978-1-909245-15-0. 

The ultimate Liverpool FC collector’s item.

Featuring Liverpool’s defining figure, Bill Shankly, in gold block on black goat leather, these beautiful handbound books are presented in a solander box, lined with red cloth. The book has hand marbled end papers with gold veining on a red base. With gold gilded edges, this book is also signed by ten of the players who made Anfield history under Bill Shankly.

Each book has a nameplate included in the front of the book and includes the number of the edition.

This book was produced in partnership with Ludlow Bookbinders, a family business that utilise generations of experience to produce world class books.

Designed in Liverpool and printed in Great Britain, this beautiful book is also signed by some of the greatest players in Liverpool's history.

They include:

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.

IAN ROSS - Shankly-era stalwart.

GORDON WALLACE - Scorer of Liverpool's first ever European goal.

The Legends edition is available exclusively from www.decoubertin.co.uk We expect demand to be very high for this edition and to be sold out prior to the publication date.

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.

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  1. Quality Product  star rating

    Posted by Unknown on 25th Nov 2015

    Really pleased with the encyclopaedia. It looks great and is bound and presented beautifully. It is a gift so I have not looked through it. I will review the content at a later date when I get some feedback. I think my son will be delighted with it though. I received the book very speedily and it was wrapped really well so it was well protected from any rough handling by the carrier.

  2. Quality Presentation  star rating

    Posted by M Roberts on 31st Jan 2014

    Superb book, excellently presented.
    This book is like the Guinness book of Records for Liverpool. It highlights every single player and all the clubs major events in stunning detail.

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