hist-brewing: Book purchase

seumus o'seagdha (mka: Kurt Roers) seumus at itctel.com
Thu Sep 16 17:27:20 PDT 1999

>Finally I'm done with my book purchase (complete list below).
>I want to thank all of you who has supplied me with comments on
>editions, reviews etc.
>Your opinions gave me some valuable information.
>One thing really struck me as odd though.....
>When comparing Barnes&Nobles edition of Herbert Norris' 'Medieval
>And Fashion' to the one sold by Amazon UK I discovered the following:
>Barnes and Noble states:
>published july -99 (IIRC), paperback 485 pages
>Amazon UK states:
>This title is not available yet, it will be sent to you ASAP.
Published 30
>september -99, paperback 528 pages.
>Here comes the twist:
>The ISBN numbers are identical, which suggests the same edition but
how come
>the # of pages differ to such an extent (9% more for the Amazon
>To top it off Amazon had a review of the book that seemed to belong
to the
>new edition.  A bit strange if it isn't available yet.
>Anyone out there with a good theory/explanation ?

    Simplest thing in the world!!  The Amazon edition is either
smaller (i.e. 5"x8" instead of 6"x9") or is larger print (i.e. 14pt.
instead of 12pt.).

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