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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.

“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: INSCRIBED IN THREE PLACES with with Beard’s own customary red ink hand print on the bottom edge of the title page. No Jacket, as issued. First printing of the 1977 revised edition published on the occasion of the I.C.P. exhibition in New York. Very good hardback as issued without dust jacket. The grey boards have some sunning to spine & evidence of light damp staining to the top right of the front board & this moisture exposure is echoed within very lightly showing as a 1 inch area of waviness to the upper outer edge of the pages. It is not very noticeable but I mention it in the interest of accuracy. This is a lovely edition of this rare Beard classic & the most difficult Beard title to find SIGNED & INSCRIBED!

Bookseller Inventory # 15711



The End of the Game: The Last Word from Paradise A Pictorial Documentation of the Origins, History and Prospects of the Big Game in Africa
Beard, Peter H.

ISBN: 0385131240
Publisher: Viking
Publication Date: 1977
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition Thus

299d_1-290x30011.} Hand print in red paint to half title page with the inscription ” Special delivery to Mickey 11/22/80 with warmest regards and memories as always Peter (Beard)”.

a96e_12.} Warm inscription by Peter Beard on verso of front free end page” D[picture of ear] Mickey – greetings from afar – what I am doing here? – and you there! Hurry back and join the rat race in the cement jungle – we miss you – was going to to do a long letter but I’m sending you a day of my life in chore city – hope you can read the true stress – relax and read while you can – we have been thinking of you all the time – drop me a line @ p. o. box. – ran into your mother last Wednesday after her trip to see you – ALL best from ALL here – in haste as ever, Peter 11/22/80″.

3.} Address in Ecuador printed by Peter Beard to the upper right hand corner of front free end page.

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