Still, since they have done the hard work, I don't think that doing a run of CD
versions would be too costly - and could be modestly profitable for Birds Oz.
The question JAG, when it all boils down to it, is which public libraries have
copies of HANZAB. I know there is a set in the Qld EPA library, and I suspect
that other conservation agencies would probably have copies [In your case that
would be the NRE - Perhaps Martin O'Brien knows which office has a set]. Not
that there is much chance of the Hastings city council having a set I guess ...
Syd Curtis wrote:
> > From: John Gamblin <>
> > Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2002 18:35:01 -0800 (PST)
> > To: Birding-Aus <>
> > Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] HANZAB prices
> > FULL SET OF 5: $1800 plus postage.
> Outrageous price, isn't it, John?
> Why for $1800 you could buy two, maybe three even if you were lucky, of the
> individual illustrations from Gould's seven volume set of Birds of Australia
> - if they came on the market as they have on rare occasions, when someone
> dismembers a set to sell for maximum profit.
> It happened once to my knowledge up here in Brisbane. I thought to get me
> the White-browed Scrub-wren for which I have a special personal affection.
> I reckoned it would go cheap being just a SBB and not colourful. I found
> alas, that Gould had thought along similar lines, and had added a bit extra
> in the way of vegetation. The Art Gallery had priced it way out of my
> So look on HANZAB as an investment - for your Great, Gt., Gt., ..... Gt
> Grandchildren. Though I don't think it will ever reach Gould prices.
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