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3.0 out of 5 stars It'll do, 15 Aug. 2011
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This review is from: Wherever You Go, There You are (Paperback)
more underlinings and gen wear than I would have expected - odd edges to pages - like they'd been cut with a saw!
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Initial post: 1 Nov 2011 12:29:56 GMT
I think the idea is to comment on the book, rather than the condition of the book. This review does not help others to make a judgement.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 May 2012 17:03:12 BDT
Last edited by the author on 29 May 2012 17:03:52 BDT
felicitas says:
I agree that a review should focus on the contents of the book rather than the condition but I can probably explain the "odd edges to pages - like they'd been cut with a saw!" as I have a similar copy! If his/hers says "Tenth Anniversary Copy" on the front cover I too fell for it being a "more collectible" edition and the hand-cut pages are supposed to make you realise it is something special! In olden times all books came like that and the person who bought one expected to have to cut them. I found this on Google

"The pages are "connected" in older books and periodicals because larger sheets were folded before binding (generally into 8 parts) to make a book of the size we're used to. That's why these are called "octavo" editions. So-called "quarto" editions are larger and the pages were only folded into four quarters before binding. When purchasing a new book in the 19th century and before, you would indeed need a book knife (or any sharp-edged object) to "cut" the pages to read the "uncut" book. You will still find references to pages being uncut in antiquarian book catalogs."
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