This volume gives an illustrated account of Peter Matthiessen's travels in East Africa from the Sudan, through Uganda and Kenya to Tanzania. He describes the wildlife and the game reserves of the Serengeti, Maasai Mara and the Ngorongoro Crater, and the archaeological sites at Olduvai Gorge and Laetoli in the Rift Valley. During these travels he ...Read MoreThis volume gives an illustrated account of Peter Matthiessen's travels in East Africa from the Sudan, through Uganda and Kenya to Tanzania. He describes the wildlife and the game reserves of the Serengeti, Maasai Mara and the Ngorongoro Crater, and the archaeological sites at Olduvai Gorge and Laetoli in the Rift Valley. During these travels he meets Iain and Oria Douglas-Hamilton, George Adamson and George Schaller, who all dedicated their lives to studying and protecting animals. The photographs by Eliot Porter show details of human and natural history, the daily lives of wild herdmen and stone-age aborigines, and a records of the animals and landscapes of East Africa. Peter Matthiessen is the author of "At Play in the Fields of the Lord", "Blue Meridian", "Far Tortuga", "The Snow Leopard", "Killing Mister Watson", "African Silences" and "In the Spirit of Crazy Horse".Read Less
Good. 186046016X Used book. Previously owned and is blemished. Cover rubbed w/ corner and binding wear. Interior page markings (highlighting/writing) and owner's name. An inventory sticker on the back and a used sticker on the spine. Textblock has a marking.
Near Fine dust jacket. A nonfiction book about Africa, with text by Matthiessen and photographs by Eliot Porter (whose contribution to the book is given its own, separate title--The African Experience). Inscribed by Matthiessen to his parents, "with much love" and signed "Pete." An excellent family association copy. This is the correct first edition, in brown cloth, in the first issue dust jacket with both the $17.50 price and the introductory $14.95 price, good until October 25, 1972. After the date mentioned, the first issue jackets were clipped so that only the higher price showed; later jackets were unclipped and only had the higher price. Foxing to endpages and prelims; thus very good in a near fine dust jacket with wear at the corners.
Eliot Porter. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Signed by Author First edition, first prnt. First issue in brown cloth and two printed prices on the dustjacket front flap. Signed by Matthiessen on the title page. Color photographs by Eliot Porter. Beginning foxing on the topedge and on few text pages, two small wear spots on the bottom edge cloth; dustjacket with touched corners and two small chips at the spine ends. Very Good condition in a Very Good dustjacket with an archival cover. Actual image of the book; not a stock photo.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. Color Photographs; 4to 11"-13" tall; 247 pages; Signed by Porter beneath his printed name on the title page. 1st issue copy in brown cloth with 1st issue dust jacket showing both $14.95 and $17.50 prices on the unclipped top corner of the front flap. Solid, clean and neat. Bright, clean dust jacket has several instances of just trace rubbing at edges. Handsome copy. NF-/VG+...Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping.; Signed by Photographer.
Eliot Porter. SIGNED. 247pp. Quarto [29 cm] Full brown cloth with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Very good, with a minor spine slant. In a very good dust jacket, with light surface and edge wear. Illustrated throughout with color photographs by Eliot Porter. Signed by Porter on on the half-title page.
1972. (4to) Very good in very good dust jacket. 247pp. Color plates, maps, glossary, bibliography, notes, index. Includes Eliot Porter (The African Experience). Locale: . (Travel, Anthropology, Zoology)
Near fine in fine jacket. Hardcover, illustrated, 247 pages. SIGNED by Matthiessen on the title page, still a lightly used near fine copy with clean text and tight binding in a fine dust jacket which is now covered with mylar.
Eliot Porter. Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book Book has light bump to bottom of back board. Dust jacket is price clipped. DJ has some wear and soiling. Dust jacket is protected by removable Brodart cover.
Very good in very good dust jacket. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING OF THIS BEAUTIFUL BOOK, PUBLISHED IN 1972 + LIKE NEW CONDITION + ORIGINAL HARDBACK FORMAT W/OUT DUST JACKET; COLLECTING BOOKS SINCE 1988, SELLING BOOKS SINCE 2008. 247 p. col. illus., maps. 29 cm. Includes: Illustrations, Maps. Bibliography: p. 241-242.
Eliot Porter. Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book Book has gift inscription on fffep. First state dust jacket has the upper of 2 prices clipped (the price that is clipped was good for a limited time. and was meant to be clipped by bookseller or publisher). DJ has scratch line on front cover a wear spot at top of spine and light wear and tear around edges. Dust jacket is protected by removable Brodart cover.
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