Originally published in 1965, and available once again in paperback, this landmark work dramatically documents the changing history of African wildlife, focusing on the widespread destruction of the African elephant. Beautifully illustrated with over 300 contemporary and historical photographs as well as dozens of paintings, "The End of the Game" is a legendary workvividly telling the story of explorers, missionaries, and big-game hunters whose quests have changed the face of Africa forever.
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Peter Beard first visited Africa in 1955 when he began working on his expansive collection of articles and photographic essays. His books include Longing for Darkness a tribute to the life of Karen Blixen, The End of the Game, and Eyelids of Morning: The Mingled Destinies of Crocodiles and Men, all published by Chronicle Books.
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Book Description Collins, London, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Peter H. Beard (illustrator). 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. "A Pictorial Documentation Of The Origins, History & Prospects Of The Big Game In Africa". First Collins edition; completely revised from the 1965 version. In grey cloth boards with title blind stamped on front, fine, clean, tight, straight covers. Spine tight, blind stamped lettering. Endpapers feature elephants, clean. Cut edges clean. Text block as new, with numerous black and white photographs by the author and illustrations. Dust jacket has photograph of elephant front and back edges chipped with a few small tears. Not paginated. Heavy. Bookseller Inventory # 33458
Book Description Collins, London, United Kingdom, 1978. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair+. REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION. General wear to jacket. 280 pages with b/w illustrations. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 020124
Book Description London Collins, 1978. Revised and updated edn. H/b. 4to. 280pp. 300+ illus. Pictorial e/ps. Grey cloth with blind-stamped titles. Protected pictorial d/w. No inscriptions. The challenge of protecting Africa's big game animals. VG/VG. Very heavy. Postage will be charged according to weight. Please request a post-inclusive quote. Bookseller Inventory # 11331
Book Description Collins. London. (1963) 1978 2nd UK edition. Square folio. Pp283. grey cloth, blind-stamped titles spine & upper board. Very good in lightly used dust-wrapper. Beard's unique style and startling photographs and illustrations form an exciting and memorable record of the last days of the big game hunters. Includes "A twenty year illustrated record of the great pachyderm (Loxodonta africana) and man"; tales of Karen Dineson von Blixen, Philip Percival, J A Hunter, Col Richard Meinertzhagen and Ewart S Grogan; "the never-before-published, hand written diaries of Colonel John Henry Patterson, single-minded pursuer of the man-eaters of Tsavo.". Bookseller Inventory # 11416
Book Description Publisher, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. BEARD, Peter H (illustrator). Scarce. Original grey cloth boards with blind stamping to front, spine and rear. Dust jacket shows signs of wear to edges with damage to top and bottom of spine. Now protected by removable plastic cover. When securely packed this item will weigh in the region of 1597g. The quoted postage for international orders is based on a standard book weight. Where a book is lighter, we will reduce the postage accordingly. If the book is heavier, we will request additional postage. We make no profit on postal charges. All our books are photographed so you can see what you are buying. ABE may, however, display a stock image whilst processing ours. (YBP Ref: 3115/44 15) Size: 4to - over 9 3/4" - 12" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 010265