While content is everything other reviewers claim it to be, the quality of my publication is so bad I'm wondering if its a low budget edition or bootlegged copy. Previous reviewers discuss the high quality of photographs, but the quality of what I received makes it unreadable and a waste of money.
Upon arrival book appeared unopened. Shrink - wrapped in crisp,unblemished plastic. No wear, tightly compressed pages. Arrived on time and indeed, appeared new. A few weeks passed before I'd time to really relax and enjoy thumbing through for the first time. What a surprise: pages fell loose from the jacket, many separating from the binding more than half way just from the effort of turning them. Once the book was opened and looked through, the entire block of pages fell away when turned, as if this was an unbound manuscript. Flimsy card stock cover simply ripped itself from the binding and back cover. Aside from glue, nothing else was holding my book together. Because I'd given this a good rating when it arrived, I didn't have the option of returning it
Photos in my copy are blurred, many black and white: this isn't what other reviewers are describing when discussing their copies. Text is sharp on some pages, blurred on others. Abundant offset ink soon turns the fingers gray and is probably responsible for the blurred text and smudged appearance of the pages.
Inspect your copy carefully when it arrives, and thumb through a few times, or you'll be stuck with a stack of useless paper like I was.