Hardcover of the original printing, in dust jacket, in very good condition. Endpapers lightly foxed. Shelf wear. Inscription to previous owner on ffep. Bird Families of the World Series Number 6. A stupendous book, comprehensive and scientifically accurate. Part I: General Chapters covers everything from discovery to conservation. Part II: Species Accounts covers the 42 species of Birds of Paradise illustrated with 15 color plates by William Cooper.