The Last Word From Paradise. Photographs by Peter Beard. Assisted by Eiko Ishioko. Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, 1978. Unpaged. Quarto. Hardbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Illustrated endpapers. Library protector. Numerous black-and-white illustrations, with several double gate-fold plates. Text in Japanese.
A beautifully printed book that accompanied a 1979 show at the Seibu Museum of Art in Tokyo. With the characteristic collage elements from his 'day books' mostly absent from this production, the spotlight here is on Beard's black-and-white images of wildlife enacting their Darwinian struggle for survival on their home turf.
Very Fine in Fine-, lightly rubbed dust jacket; near fine Obi foxed slightly with 1" tear.