This is the first edition with the 2004 date and no others on the copyright page. the 2004 edition is larger than the reprints measuring: 15 inches tall by 11 inches wide by 3/4 inch thick. VG plus condition book and jacket due to small bumped corners and small tear of dj at bumped corner. Fascintaing full page plates and identification of each Ape as well as very short bios of the apes at back.
"James and Other Apes" is a collection of 50 close-up portraits of gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans and bonobos. The images are so strong and the featured apes-all named, with personal histories-so human-like that the viewer calls into question the dividing-line between "man" and "animal." Photographed in sanctuaries across Africa and Asia, the apes featured are mainly victims of the trade in bush meat that threatens to cause their extinction. The work of young British image-maker James Mollison, a photographer working for the Benetton artlab "Fabrica" outside Venice, these images are a moving and powerful argument for the protection of the great apes and endorsed by world-renowned scientist and best-selling author Jane Goodall in her powerful introduction to the book.