"THE MAGIC WORLD OF THE WILD CHIMPANZEES": FIRST EDITION OF WITH LOVE, INSCRIBED BY JANE GOODALL
GOODALL, Jane . With Love. Illustrated by Alan Marks. Ridgefield, Connecticut: Jane Goodall Institute, 1994. Square quarto, original pictorial white paper boards, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket. $950.
First edition of Goodall's enchanting book of ten true tales from her years with wild chimpanzees, inscribed by her opposite the title page, "For S— & C— with love, Jane Goodall," beautifully illustrated with color illustrations by Alan Marks which "capture the spirit of the chimpanzees."
In With Love, Goodall opens "the door into the magic world of the wild chimpanzees" with ten true stories, including heartwarming vignettes of "Mel and Spindle," "Madam Bee and her Daughter," and Goodall's heartwarming recollection of a quiet moment of trust with her beloved chimpanzee, David Greybeard. In a book that resonates with both adults and children, she writes that chimpanzees "form a living link between two worlds, human and non-human beings." Goodall's "extraordinary respect and affection for the chimps she has lived among since 1960 are conveyed resoundingly in these stories." Her elegant and enchanting book is beautifully illustrated by British artist Alan Marks, chosen by Goodall "for his fine naturalistic illustrations, which, in her estimation, capture the spirit of the chimpanzees" (New York Times). First edition, first printing: copyright page with "Published in USA by the Jane Goodall Institute.. 1st edition." Containing over 30 pages of color illustrations, many full page.
A lovely inscribed copy in fine condition.