Book Extinct birds by Errol Fuller
Author: Errol Fuller is a fantastic writer and painter who has written on art and the curiosities of natural history. Author of the seminal Extinct Birds, he has written numerous other books including The Great Auk, Dodo from Extinction to Icon, and two on birds of paradise (including one with Sir David Attenborough). Throughout his life Errol has built a private collection, which we think is one of the best in the world!
His paintings often depict snooker, boxing or other slightly disreputable sports.
Extinct Birds is an illustrated study of those bird species that have become extinct since 1600. It draws together many strands of evidence and supposition. The stories of these birds are sometimes tantalizingly slight, but sometimes full of interest and detail. They are sometimes touching, sometimes fantastic, sometimes even humorous. The book features paintings by many great artists of the past and some that were specially painted for this work. Nearly all species are illustrated with colour plates, and there are also black and white pictures showing men associated with the stories, and other relevant images. The book is widely regarded as one of the standard works on the subject