Joseph M. Forshaw
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THE BIRDS OF PARADISE AND BOWER BIRDS
Written by William T. Cooper; Joseph M. Forshaw. Illustrated by William T. Cooper.
Stock no. 1818360
Published by Collins. 1st 1977. Slightly better than very good condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Very large format. Gorgeous full-page colour illustrations. Orange cloth spine, beige cloth sides. A feast for the lover of beautiful bird paintings and an essential work of reference for the ornithologist. ISBN: 00021144710. Top & tail of spine and corners lightly bumped. Bump to top corner has carried on through to contents meaning that the corner tip of each page is creased (only affecting margin). Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly creased at corners else nice and bright. Contained in publisher's slipcase which is lightly scuffed and bumped, small split to lower rear edge.
A definitive study of Australian parrots. Large format. Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Many full page colour photos tipped in plus 5 paintings by Yrizarry. B/w photos and distribution maps. xiv and 306 pages. Small imperfections in cloth to rear board. Endpapers grubby. Contents clean. Pictorial wrapper is edge-worn and torn with no loss.