Previously unpublished black & white photos of the Beatles captured during their first tour of the United States feature in a new, limited-edition book.

The images were shot by photographer Joe Allen who accompanied the Beatles on their tour of the US in February 1964, where they visited Washington, New York and Florida.

The ?never-before-seen? photos are among hundreds of images contained in a coffee table book called The Beatles Monochrome.

Publisher Rufus Stone says: ?From stepping off the plane through to concerts, backstage moments and meetings with fans, Allen followed their every move for two weeks, which has allowed him to reproduce the special moments in sequence throughout the book.?

The publisher has released 2,500 standard versions and 350 ?HardKase? copies. The standard version costs £175.

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Picture credits: Joe Allen