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#1 Wmacky

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 08:55 PM

I'm not even sure why, but when I saw a set of Burnham's Handbooks in excellent unread condition for the whopping price of $11 shipped, I just couldn't say no. After all I had to spend more, and try twice previously to get a perfect set for the shelf.





Now I have 2 excellent Hardbound sets on the shelf, and 1 not so perfect hardbound set in the observatory.



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Really though, I'm shocked at what these go for. EVERYONE should have a older hardbound set! Go get some now! :cool:

#2 BoriSpider

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 11:55 AM

Good catch Wmacky.
I think my used, someone elses notes in the columns, softbound
set will due.

#3 CelestronDaddy

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 02:24 PM

Nice catch and price! I've got two good mint hardback sets and I use one set often! Glad you were able to get another good set!

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 04:39 PM

A 3 volume "unused" set was at a local discount store here, $3 each, been there several weeks. Was always tempted but could not justify spendng money on a second set.

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 05:26 PM

Is the paper any better in the hardback sets - especially for the photo pages?

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 06:32 PM

I have one soft bound volume and the rest are hard bound. I don't really see much of a difference if any in the pages between the soft and hard. I like the hard bound though because it lays open better. Either should be a welcome addition to any personal astronomical library...

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:44 AM

I have one soft bound volume and the rest are hard bound. I don't really see much of a difference if any in the pages between the soft and hard. I like the hard bound though because it lays open better. Either should be a welcome addition to any personal astronomical library...

Thanks, CDaddy. We have two sets of the paperback volumes. If the hard bound ones had better paper for the photos, I would buy one of those too. I might anyway since as you say, they lay open better.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:16 AM

Hi Lee, that's the main reason I got the hardbound. They stay open better but if you put a weight of some type across the paperback that will keep them open too, g. I really like the Burnham's. Great classic books that are still functional today :bow: Have a good day and clear nights ... Tony

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 05:41 PM

One of my favorite sets. I also have two hard bound sets. One of the major astronomy magazines gave them free with a subscription. I already had a set, but am glad to have an extra one.

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 10:15 PM

I have a hard- and soft-cover set.

There must be a 12-step program for people like us...

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 06:10 AM

I have a hard- and soft-cover set.

There must be a 12-step program for people like us...


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:08 PM

I have a hardcover set on loan to an observing buddy, Dan Parker (CNer cuzimthedad). I also have two softcover sets; one my original late 1970s set that is thrashed and dog-eared and another newer set that I use for desk reference.

I just added the Kindle set, and now have BCH on my Android tablet (which I use primarily to control my mounts) and on my iPad. I'm all Burnham'ed out.

- Jim

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 04:37 PM

:roflmao: Jim - good play on words, g...






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