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THE END OF THE GAME: TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY PETER H. BEARD - A UNIQUE COPY ELABORATELY INSCRIBED BY PETER BEARD
(BEARD, PETER). Beard, Peter. THE END OF THE GAME: TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY PETER H. BEARD - A UNIQUE COPY ELABORATELY INSCRIBED BY PETER BEARD. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1988. First Edition Thus. 4to. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Fine/Near Fine. np, profusely illustrated in duotone. Designed by Ruth Ansel. "The End of the Game" was Peter Beard's prescient first book. Originally subtitled "The Last Word From Paradise: A Pictorial Documentation of the Origins, History & Prospects of The Big Game in Africa", it weaves both his own and vintage historical of photographs into a narrative chronicle of the European exploration of The Dark Continent, and the ensuing slaughter of much of its impressive wildlife. A brand new, most handsome example of the second printing of the 1988 Chronicle books hardbound edition (whose 1965 first edition is cited on pages 208-209 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book" and pages 170-171 of "The Book of 101 Books") with a UNIQUE, BOLDLY SIGNED FULL PAGE INSCRIPTION "Salaams and warm regards / elephantine memories / from the compiler Peter Beard / Box 603 / Montauk Point / Long Island, N.Y. 11954" in red and blue ink accompanied by a full hand print across the entire half title page and a portion of the verso of the front pastedown showing a tiny bit of sunning to the extremities of the dust jacket. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-87701-521-X Inventory Number: 024040
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