New York: Doubleday. 1977. First revised and updated edition. Small quarto. Pictorial wraps. Wraps have a trace of scuffing. Edges have a trace of soiling else fine. Previous owner's ink gift inscription on half title. A beautiful copy of Peter Beard's classic book. Uncommon in this beautiful condition. Profusely illustrated. A great book.
New York: Doubleday. 1977. First revised and updated edition. Small quarto. Pictorial wraps. Wraps have a trace of wear to the extremites. Lower corner of rear panel has a bit of light creasing. Top corner of rear panel has a small adhesive sticker affixed else very good. This copy has been inscribed in ink on the title page by photographer and author Peter Beard as follows "Warm/Memories (inside a comic "bubble" which is meant to be coming from the mind of the baby elephant fetus image whch appears on the title page) and/regards, /Peter (Beard)/Dec. 25 '77. Beard's fingerprint has been placed between his name and the date on the inscription. Additionally a series of ink spots from what is obviously the fountain pen with which Beard inscribed this copy appears starting from the verso of the front panel to the top of the title page. A wonderful copy of Peter Beard's classic book. Scarce when signed by Peter Beard, especially in this manner.
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