The Birds of Paradise and Bower Birds

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The Birds of Paradise and Bower Birds

By Cooper, William T. and Forshaw, Joseph M.

SKU# 19695

$ 325.00
Pp. xii, 13-304, 60 fine color plates from painting by W. Cooper, 65 distribution maps, some black-and-white text-figures.  Publisher’s original two-color cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, color pictorial dust jacket, in the original cloth-covered slipcase, folio (16 x 11 1/4 inches).  This is the definitive study of this magnificent group of birds based on the original field work of William T. Cooper in New Guinea and its islands.  Inscribed by the co-author and artist, William T. Cooper, to Ron Sauey, the co-founder of the International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, Wisconsin on the title page.  Small empty plain pocket on the rear endpaper and name stamp Ron Sauey Memorial Library on the half-title page and top page edge, no other ownership marks and no signs of use.  An important signed copy with great associations.


William Collins
Publisher Place Sydney, Australia
Date Published 1977
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Condition Fine
Condition Description A fine copy in a fine dust jacket in a fine slipcase.
ISBN 0-00-211447-10
Limited Edition