An Ideal For Living (An History Of Joy Division)
Proteus Publishing 1984
Paperback and limited edition hardback (see below).
Reissued by Bobcat Books in 1986 in paperback only.
Written by Mark Johnson, with additional writings by Paul Morley and others.
This book traces the story of JD from their earliest beginnings as Stiff Kittens/Warsaw in 1976/77 up to New Order's 1983 record releases and live gigs. With detailed information about live gigs and record releases and many black & white photos from 1977-1982 this book is highly recommended for all serious collectors and dedicated fans. (This book is out of print).
See also Joy Division - a Hungarian book that appears to be based on this one
UK hardback - signed by the author with Hessian-bound book in picture/ title dust wrapper - 500 numbered copies.
US hardback - hard glossy picture cover in picture/ title dust wrapper.