[Sca-cooks] (OT) "This book may have occasional imperfections ..."

emilio szabo emilio_szabo at yahoo.it
Sun Aug 15 14:45:41 PDT 2010

Recently, we had an exchange about selling books (or "book-oids") made from the 
PDF files that are up on EEBO.

Now, I find that the same thing happens with material that is up on 

The entry quoted below is from one of the online bookshops. As far as I can see, 
Nabu Press will reprint the file that is online at books.google.com. Now, page 
50 of the google file is cut off at the right side. So this is what they 
announce by mentioning "occasional imperfections".

On the other hand: the price is modest, so I have no quibble with that aspect.

Perhaps I would be more at ease with what they sell, if they wouldn't state 
things like: 

<< our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide >>

but rather something like:

<< Nowadays, ten thousands of valuable old books are available in digital 
collections like EEBO, books.google etc. For those, who prefer book-like things 
to pdf files we offer soft cover prints made from these pdf files at a moderate 
price. Please note: occasionally, the EEBO or books.google file is imperfect due 
to the original or due to the scanning process, in which case, your printed copy 
will inherit these imperfections. Please have a look at the books.google file 
before ordering your softcover copy. In case you have access to EEBO, you might 
want to check the pdf file before ordering your printed copy. >>


Rig Veda Americanus

Rig Veda Americanus: Sacred Songs of the Ancient Mexicans, with a Gloss in 
Daniel Garrison Brinton, 
Publisher: Nabu Press
ISBN: 1146094493        Edition: Paperback; 2010-02-28  
This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This
IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced
typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have
occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor
pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original
artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this
work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have
elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing
commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We
appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the
preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Book Details:
Physical Description: 7.4"x9.7"x0.2"; 0.5 lb; 118 pages
Edition Info: Paperback; 2010-02-28

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