January 30th, 2012, 04:06 PM
Jenni and Winkler
I noticed that the Kindle version of Jenni and Winkler was out, but also that the reviews of it are all unanimously poor - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Moult-Ageing...7942715&sr=1-1 (but note that the 5 star is for the original book)
Has anybody got a copy on their Kindle and can give us the low down?
BTW, if anybody is interested I have a copy of the first edition available for any offers - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Moult-and-Ag...6278%26ps%3D50 - this isn't mine but gives a guide of the value; I would accept a lot less....
Last edited by Brian S; January 30th, 2012 at 08:00 PM.
January 30th, 2012, 08:51 PM
Haven't seen the Kindle version, but if it's based on the new reprint of the book, then the hard copies of that seem to be very poor indeed. The reproduction of the images are very bad, like a poor scan, and presumably the kindle version uses the same scans?
As one of the amazon reviewers say, you literally cannot age many of the birds anymore from the new images; it's that poor.
January 30th, 2012, 09:09 PM
I'm glad I bought the original at the time - in fact I wish I'd bought several because I could now start selling them off to fund foreign trips.
The cheapest used copy on Amazon is a very reasonable £906.62.
January 31st, 2012, 10:27 AM
I can't quite work out what the massive attraction is for this book (first edition). It's useful, but ringers can easily get by without it, there are quite a few species not included, and it's not that comprehensive (tails are just as important as wings, but where are they?). In terms of what it's actually worth as a practical book, I'd say about £70 max.
Originally Posted by Russ Heselden
Ringers aren't renowned for opening their wallets without the aid of a crowbar, so it must be collectors who are bumping up these prices. They must have bunged the publisher a few quid to make sure the reprint was next to useless!
Is Jenni & Winkler the next Birds of America? (current price £7 million!)
January 31st, 2012, 12:40 PM