(Book). Includes both books, Early Years 1915-1963 (0-634-04861-9) and Modern Era 1968-2009 (11/09 release 978-1-57424-241-6) packaged in a beautiful slipcase box. The slipcase artwork encapsulates the total legacy in a tasteful design that will appeal to collectors and guitar playing fans. Since Les Paul's death in August 2009, this will be the first complete book set that covers his entire life including his last performances at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the memorials in New York, and the burial in his hometown in Wisconsin. The books are lavishly designed featuring over 400 color photos, in each book. Author Robb Lawrence, a long-time friend of Les', brings his personal stories and encyclopedic knowledge of Les and the famous Gibson guitar that bears his name. Authorized and reviewed by Les, this is the definitive book set on Les Paul and the fifty-year production of the Gibson Les Paul guitar.