Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing, (2015. reprint). Quarto, oblong format, colour illustrations, signed bookplate by the author and artist, fine copy in dustwrapper.
This reprint uses a heavier paper stock and includes an In Memoriam celebrating the life of the artist William T. Cooper (1934-2015).
In 1973 Joseph Forshaw and William Cooper published to great acclaim their first collaboration, Parrots of the World (Lansdowne 1973). This was the start of the most successful author/artist partnership for twentieth century bird books and all their books are highly sought after in the secondary market. Pigeons and Doves is Forshaw and Cooper's final project and the illustrations are some of William Cooper's best. Thirty-one species of pigeons and doves found in Australia are illustrated with a full page plate and the book is illustrated throughout with study sketches and smaller coloured drawings. You can watch a short video of William Cooper talking about painting and this book by visiting our website and using the SERVICES link at the bottom of the home page.
Price: $185.00 AU