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Re: New Book Releases
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My Companion an Guide set turned up. Other than the usual problem with the first and last volumes being slightly adhered to the slipcase, no problems. The extra bit of paper and glue from the inside of the slipcase peeled off easily enough leaving the dustjackets unharmed.

I definitely think these slipcases would have been pretty good if they had let the adhesive dry a little longer (I think the sides of the slipcase would have held their original position a little better, rather than pushing in a little). It is certainly a *much* better slipcase than the new Deluxe HoME (at least double the thickness, appearing pretty much identical thickness to the first edition C&G boxed set).

The books all seem well made. I notice that the specific printer in China is not mentioned. There definitely seems to be two different Chinese styles we are seeing from HarperCollins; The very poorly assembled books with flat (or almost flat) spines that don't quite look like books, and the ones that look pefectly acceptable like these.

Paper quality seems fairly neutral; certainly not the best, but nothing to complain about, either.

Posted on: 12/2 12:09:49



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