Fans charged 690 dollars for Jimmy Page photo book

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A leather and silk-bound photographic autobiography by Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page will go on sale later this month for a hefty 445 pounds (540 euros, 690 dollars).

Page, one of the world's top guitarists, has chosen nearly 650 photographs to provide a visual history of his musical career, annotated by extended captions written by him.

Only 2,500 copies are being sold, each of them signed and hand-bound in leather and laser-cut Perspex. The pages and spine are decorated in gold, and the book is presented in a silk-bound slipcase.

Although most fans are likely to balk at the price, Page said he appreciated the "fine bookbinding" of the speciality publishers, Genesis.

The book goes on sale on September 27.

© 2010 AFP

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