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Old Thursday 29th September 2005, 15:28   #1
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Getting Full 9. Vols of BWP

Hi everyone, where can I get the full 9 Vols. of the Birds of the Western Palearctic for as cheap as possible or/and as a set?
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Hi everyone, where can I get the full 9 Vols. of the Birds of the Western Palearctic for as cheap as possible or/and as a set?
All 9 volumes for sale on eBay - starting price 275 - no bids as yet.
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Old Thursday 29th September 2005, 16:02   #3
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All 9 volumes for sale on eBay - starting price 275 - no bids as yet.
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www.birdbooksdirect.com .....they have a set for sale at 450....not cheap but hard to get hold of.

Also try www.Abebooks.co.uk ....you need to put in the full title to search here, ie. 'Handbook of the Birds of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa'.....single vols come up first and full sets in later pages.


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Re "Abebooks" you could search on "Palearctic" and sort in descending price order - but watch the sets comprising of part RSPB and part other editions as the dust jackets won't match.

Ebay still looks the cheaper option.
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some vols going mega cheap on amazon Jake

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Hi everyone, where can I get the full 9 Vols. of the Birds of the Western Palearctic for as cheap as possible or/and as a set?
If I weer you I'd have a look at the full set and the concise edition and see if you think you'll really get much use out of the full set.
The concise edition (2 volume set) retails for about 50 and has stacks of detail in it. I have both this and the full version and confess that the full version gets very little use these days.
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Good advice - as is Tim's - building up the set can be quite good fun, and you will pay a fraction of the price - but be warned - some volumes can be very hard to find!
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If I weer you I'd have a look at the full set and the concise edition and see if you think you'll really get much use out of the full set.
The concise edition (2 volume set) retails for about 50 and has stacks of detail in it. I have both this and the full version and confess that the full version gets very little use these days.
I fully agree; my full set mostly just sits on the shelf, whereas the concise edition gets considerable use. Not to mention the vast improvement in the plates!
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I got a couple of volumes this week from Rhos Point Books(01492 545236). He still had vols 2,4,7,8 & 9 still boxed in mint condition for 10 each & P & P earlier this week
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I'm happy with the combo of the concise ed by my chair and BWPi on the laptop.
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I got a couple of volumes this week from Rhos Point Books(01492 545236). He still had vols 2,4,7,8 & 9 still boxed in mint condition for 10 each & P & P earlier this week
Bargain!!
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Old Saturday 8th October 2005, 10:30   #12
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They are a bargain...BUT... they are the RSPB editions and have different wrappers.

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They are a bargain...BUT... they are the RSPB editions and have different wrappers.

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As opposed to the OUP volumes.

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What's the difference between the two-or is it just cosmetic?
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What's the difference between the two-or is it just cosmetic?
just the dust-wrapper as far as I know.

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What's the difference between the two-or is it just cosmetic?
The wrappers are different but the contents are the same. I also think there is the RSPB logo on the cloth spine. If you have several OUP editions and several RSPB editions the mix will look decidedly odd.

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