Parrots of the World - by Joseph M. Forshaw - Illustrated by William T. Cooper - First Edition - Doubleday printing

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PARROTS OF THE WORLD by Joseph M. Forshaw - Beautifully Illustrated by William T. Cooper - First Edition - Doubleday printing

Oversize Volume 15" tall x 11" x 2 1/2" thick 534 pages - All of the parrots of the world illustrated as of 1972

Parrot Illustrations are worth much more than I have priced this Definitive Parrot Book

- In 1972/73 Landsdowne and Doubleday printed the first edition of the incredible Parrots Of the World first editions written by Joseph M. Forshaw with sumptuous illustrations by William T. Cooper. A few years later this beautiful publication was ripped-off by TFH (Tropical Fish Hobbyist) and published a poor quality rip-off edition at a much lower price. If your copy has Amazon Parrots on it, it is the unethically printed rip-off TFH version and is worthless. The color plates are no where near the quality of the first edition. I met Joseph Forshaw at a parrot conference and he rightfully refused to sign the TFH books since he received nothing from that company that ripped it off.

- I have owned two copies of the first edition since it was new. Used copies of both the Landsdowne and Doubleday first edition publications can run anywhere from $250 to $500.

- Unfortunately some copies of the Doubleday version have come loose from the spine. This is true of the copy that I have. Other than that the cover and pages are in excellent condition with no loose pages or rips or tears. The pages are all still together. I talked to a man who had purchased one in this condition and had bindery re-glue it for about $30 and it looks like new. So I am offering this volume which is in very good condition except for the spine and pages needing re-gluing.

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