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Some pages are not in chronological order!,
This review is from: Oxford Dictionary of English (Hardcover)Hardcover copy of the Third Edition 2010 of the Oxford Dictionary of English would have gotten 5 start from me, except for a SLIGHT mishap on the chronological order of the pages:
Page 602 continues to 651-698, continues to 603-650, continues to 699.
'euphemism' appears between 'figured bass'(first) and 'figure' (last).
I hope these 698 pages are the only 'errors' in my copy. I'll only find out as I look up other words...
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Initial post: 23 Sep 2010 09:09:48 BDT
Last edited by the author on 23 Sep 2010 09:10:31 BDT
Peter Biddlecombe says:
This mishap is a fairly routine error in the production of hard-back books - the order of two of the signatures (sets of 48 pages sewn together) has been swapped in the production of your copy. An upside-down signature is even more fun. Any reputable supplier of books will replace a book with this problem free of charge.
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Feb 2011 16:10:01 GMT
Thank you for the information, Peter. I didn't know that. Very useful to know.
In reply to an earlier post on 22 Feb 2011 10:26:06 GMT
George Szenderowicz says:
I'm considering ordering the new edition of the single-volume OED from Amazon myself, and am a bit scared that my copy will have the same fault. Don't know what to do, because sending it back from Poland where I live would be problematic.
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