British musician and composer. Member of The Beatles (1943-2001). The I Ching or Book of Changes. Translated by Richard Wilhelm and Cary F. Baynes, with foreword by Carl Jung. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd, 1965. Two volumes, octavo. Original publisher's cloth with dust-jackets (jackets chipped). Custom box. Provenance: both volumes inscribed to Ravi Shankar from George Harrison, dated 1966.
$ 32,451 / 30.000 €
The ultimate New-Age I Ching—a presentation copy from the Beatles's George Harrison to Ravi Shankar, inscribed:"To Raviji—with much love and thanks," signed by Harrison and dated Christmas 1966. Harrison first met Shankar in London in 1966, and soon after traveled to India to study sitar with the famous Indian musician. It was the beginning of a long friendship and artistic collaboration, which inspired some of the Beatles's most iconic songs, brought Indian Classical music to a much wider international audience, and influenced the trajectory of pop music writ large.