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(BEARD, PETER). GRAHAM, ALISTAIR & PETER BEARD - EYELIDS OF THE MORNING: THE MINGLED DESTINIES OF CROCODILES AND MEN - A UNIQUE COPY ELABORATELY INSCRIBED BY PETER BEARD

Title: EYELIDS OF THE MORNING: THE MINGLED DESTINIES OF CROCODILES AND MEN - A UNIQUE COPY ELABORATELY INSCRIBED BY PETER BEARD
Description: San Francisco, Chronicle Books., 1990, First Edition Thus. (ISBN: 0-87701-554-6) Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket, 4to, 260pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Peter Beard and John Brogna. The subtitle of Peter Beard's "Eyelids of Morning" says it all: "Being a description of the origins, history, and prospects of Lake Rudolf, its peoples, deserts, rivers, mountains and weather; A narrative of our investigations into the natural history, habits, and mode of life of the fearsome Nile crocodile, most formidable of reptiles, the legendary leviathan; Including a full, authentic and thrilling account of the stirring explorations and discoveries of Count Samuel Teleki von Sjek, as chronicled by his companion and fellow stalwart, Lieutenant Ludwig von Hohnel, in which the fabled lake of Rudolf was brought to light; Replete with astounding incidents, wonderful adventures, mysterious providences, grand achievements and glorious deeds in the pursuit of knowledge; Enlivened with stories of heroism and unparalleled daring, marvelous hunts and incredible adventures among savage saurians, giant fish, monstrous behemoths and strange an curious tribes; And comprehending whatever is curious and remarkable in the works of art or nature; The whole enriched with upwards of two hundred and twenty photographs, sixteen magnificent colored plates, one hundred and sixty-five well-executed engravings, and numerous maps, being all finely drawn according to the latest discoveries; For the use of all gentlemen, mariners, merchants & others who delight in travel and adventure". A brand new, most handsome example of the first printing of the 1990 Chronicle books hardbound edition with a UNIQUE, BOLDLY SIGNED TWO PAGE INSCRIPTION "Salaams from Peter Beard / July 12th 1994" in red and blue ink accompanied by a small drawing and a full hand print across the entire half title page and verso of the front pastedown. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase.. Fine/Fine.

Keywords: Peter Beard, Alistair Graham, Africa, African Travel Photography, Photo Monograph, Crocodiles, Lake Rudolf, Africa, Kenya, Mythology, Ethiopia, Signed Books Books, Original Art, Graphics + Multiples, 0877015546 - BEARD, PETER

Price: US$ 1250.00 Seller: Arcana: Books on the Arts
- Book number: 024041

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