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published in 2007 and not the recent illustrated boxed set* They are beautiful, simply beautiful - and almost in perfect conditi
on 29 August 2016
*Please note that this review is for the discontinued adult hardback boxed set; published in 2007 and not the recent illustrated boxed set*
They are beautiful, simply beautiful - and almost in perfect condition.
Before purchasing the books, I was told by the seller that the box, in which the books are displayed, was severely damaged, but the books were unread and unopened and undamaged. For the most part this was true and was denied any images of the boxed set being sent for reasons I'm unsure of.
Once received (on time) I could see that the box was indeed damaged completely and the plastic wrap ripped. As a result of this the books' dust covers were dirty and dusty which is understandable to an extent.
I was surprised that the edges of the closed pages had dirt marks along them and one of the books' dust covers was badly creased and even torn.
I wasn't informed of this. Also, the corners of one of the books has what looks like a blue dye mark.
After spending one and a half hours cleaning the pages and dust covers, I had them looking new and repaired the torn dust cover.
All that aside I'm so happy I have this collection - especially as they are listed as rare books, and I believe I got them at a fair price.
My only complaint would be the lack of honesty with the sellers comments regarding it's condition.