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Internationally recognized photographer Peter Beard first visited Africa in 1955. After graduating from Yale, he returned to Africa and worked at Kenya’s Tsavo Park, during which time he photographed and documented the demise of over 35,000 elephants and 5000 Black Rhinos. The work done there led to the publication of The End of the Game books.

During this same time period, he became close to Karen Blixen, well know as the author of Out of Africa. He also acquired Hog Ranch, the property adjacent to Karen Blixen’s, near the Ngong Hills and made it his home base in East Africa. Beard has written further works on his African experience: Eyelids of the Morning: The Mingeled Destines of Crocodiles and Men, and Longing for Darkness: Kamante’s Tales From Out of Africa.

“When I first went to Kenya in August 1955, I could never have guessed what was going to happen. Kenya’s population was roughly five million, with about 100 tribes scattered throughout the endless ‘wild—deer—ness’ – it was authentic, unspoiled, teeming with big game – so enormous it appeared inexhaustible. Everyone agreed it was too big to be destroyed. Now Kenya’s population of over 30 million drains the country’s limited and diminishing resources at an amazing rate: surrounding, isolating, and relentlessly pressuring the last pockets of wildlife in denatured Africa.” —Peter Beard

Description: Hard bound FIRST JAPANESE EDITION with dust jacket. Wrap around band and inserts present. Text in Japanese. Some minor wear to dust jacket edges and sunning to spine edge, otherwise very good. Interior clean and binding tight. RARE!.

Bookseller Inventory # 16623

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The End of the Game
Beard, Peter H.

Publisher: Shueisha
Publication Date: 1979
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition:Very Good
Edition: First Edition

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