A great acquaintance recently directed me to some pretty cool James Bond collector groups on Facebook.
One of my favorites is James Bond Collectable Books Worldwide, which has a wonderful array of collectors -- some with extraordinary collections of 007 books.
I am now trying to see how many folks (besides me) collect the various incarnations of "Birds of the West Indies."
Below is most of my collection, which includes "Birds of the West Indies" by as many authors as I could find, plus Mary Wickham Bond's memoirs. Some are a bit worn, but I've grown attached.
I used a lot them to research my book, which has a whole chapter on "Birds of the West Indies."
I already need to expand that chapter.
My favorites are the ground-breaking 1936 and 1947 editions of James Bond's work.
Saturday: James Bond's backyard bird list?