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4.0 out of 5 stars
amazon are printing?, 6 Feb 2012
I purchased this copy of this title because it is part of my study into medieval Iceland. Now I must start by saying that this is by far the best translation of Grettis Saga and provides a wonderful introduction and fantastic notes. If you are studying this book in translation then this is the one to get. Similarly Oxford simply know how to publish books for students or the interested.
My issue with this edition is that it is printed by Amazon. Usually the covers for these books have a matt finish but this one is quite glossy. Also the best and images on the cover are of a much lower quality than usual. Now again, this makes no difference to the text itself. I do, however, find it slightly disconcerting that there appears to be no information regarding this kind of printing and it doesn't exactly explain why. I assume Amazon and publishers are working together by printing book-on-demand so to speak. But it would have been nice if I was warned of this before hand.
The lack of information about this kind of printing makes me concerned and that is all I wished to raise, so that someone else looking will be aware that they may receive a (what looks to be a fake) from Amazon.