The rare pre-production Yesterday and Today album featured the butcher cover
Controversially, it showed Fab Four draped in meat and decapitated baby dolls
John Lennon's personal copy was salvaged by a fan who has put it up for auction
It will go under the hammer on November 11 in Dallas, TX, with a $200k estimate.
John Lennon's personal copy of a Beatles album with hand-drawn sketches dubbed the world's rarest album is set to fetch more than $200,000 as it goes up for auction.
The rare pre-production Yesterday and Today album with the infamous butcher cover will go up for auction on November 11 in Dallas, Texas.
It was John Lennon's personal copy and sports one of his illustrations on the back of a man with his shovel and a dog in front of a setting sun.
The Yesterday and Today prototype was pulled two days after its release because of the controversial cover artwork and all were destroyed apart from a few - including this one owned by Lennon himself - before a tamer version was hurriedly re-released.
Source: Gareth Davies For Mailonline