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Old Sunday 20th November 2005, 04:14   #1
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Birds of Western Palearctic

Any idea how much the 9 volume edition costs?
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Old Sunday 20th November 2005, 04:54   #2
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At www.bookfinder.com, there are two sellers who list the complete set at just over $1,000:

http://www.bookfinder.com/search/?ac...22231_1:31:104

Or, if you go to bookfinder's home page and start your own search on the title, you'll see a whole list of individual volumes.

Bookfinder lists sellers in Europe as well as North America, so hope this helps.
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Old Sunday 20th November 2005, 05:35   #3
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Thanks Katy.
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If you can get hold of it in Dubai, Birdguides sell BWPi which has the whole of the text, drawings of the 9 volume set + sound and video on DVD for 159. I have it and am very pleased.

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Old Sunday 20th November 2005, 06:33   #5
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Hi

I've been collecting the volumes over the last year and now have 8, a mixture of old and new. Volumes 1,2,8 & 9 can be found for little more than 10. Regular amazon, abebooks and alibris searches often produce bargains and I've not had to pay more than 25 for any single book
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Old Sunday 20th November 2005, 15:40   #6
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Hi

I've been collecting the volumes over the last year and now have 8, a mixture of old and new. Volumes 1,2,8 & 9 can be found for little more than 10. Regular amazon, abebooks and alibris searches often produce bargains and I've not had to pay more than 25 for any single book
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Is the one you don't have volume 6 by any chance ? That seems to be the hardest to get hold of - I need it myself.

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No, it's volume 5. I got a RSPB volume 6 for 10 on the net from a dealer in Wales. He had an entire set selling at 10 each but had sold vol 5 by the time I contacted him!- but managed to get 3 & 6. So bargains can be had if patient. Aren't the books just great? The information on habitat and habits are invaluable-I love reading up on birds if I have just seen one or am out to see a specific bird
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Old Sunday 20th November 2005, 20:44   #8
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No, it's volume 5. I got a RSPB volume 6 for 10 on the net from a dealer in Wales. He had an entire set selling at 10 each but had sold vol 5 by the time I contacted him!- but managed to get 3 & 6. So bargains can be had if patient. Aren't the books just great? The information on habitat and habits are invaluable-I love reading up on birds if I have just seen one or am out to see a specific bird
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They are fantastic books. A lot of people are critical of the plates in some of the earlier volumes ( Which i can understand ), but its the wealth of detail in the text you want them for. Books i'd never get rid of.

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Well I just won on ebay for 268 quid ($460) for an 'excellent condition' 9 volume set which seems a good deal and something to keep forever.

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Any idea how much the 9 volume edition costs?
Birdnet.co.uk have these for sale at 349 for the set.

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If anyone wants to PM me with a sensible offer for the set, in excellent condition, please feel free to do so. I'm getting the dvd for xmas, and having moved from a 4-bed house with study to a 2-bed bungalow, space is at a premium, hence sale. If buyer's in, or can travel to, east Dorset, more than welcome to view before purchase!
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I'm getting the dvd for xmas
The DVD will not disappoint you! There is also a suplemental update DVD with the BWP Journals on + extras available very shortly.

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