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A cheap scanned edition
on 16 December 2013
I bought this from Amazon as a hardback.
I know it's the same text, as it has the same spelling mistake in the introduction, which you can see if you use the Amazon "look inside" feature. It says: "Some Englishmen, of whom Kitchmer was chief..." Most Englishmen, and indeed any Englishman who wants to read this book, would know that is "Kitchener," not "Kitchmer," but "Kitchmer" passes a spell checker, and this is far from being the only howling typo in this edition. So the people who prepared this edition probably scanned it in from another source, and used the fact that this edition is now out of copyright, to make some money out of cheap, low volume custom printing.
The illustrations in mine were not proper photographic plates, but cheaply printed and poor quality, too.
It is sad - I so wanted a hard back edition, but I found the best accessible edition was still the paperback Penguin Modern Classics, which I have bought, and the book is now a constant companion on my E-reader.
I would avoid this edition.