San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1988. First printing of the revised and updated Chronicle Books edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. Quarto [28 cm] Light brown cloth over boards, with embossed titles on the spine and front cover. The book has a faint lean to the spine, and there is a previous owner's brief inscription on the half title page (the same page the author has inscribed). In a price-clipped dust jacket, with rubbing and numerous light scratches to the panels. Very good + / very good. Item #50752
Beard's milestone publication on Africa, inscribed by the author on the half title page (not personalized). In captions, Beard has drawn a speech bubble, with the phrase "elephantine memories" written within, and followed with "and regards Peter Beard, July 4th, 92, aspen."