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rockethead26
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Re: Genuine copy - Sky Vistas by C. Crossen - GOT IT! new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5700146 - 02/25/13 04:11 PM

Mine showed up a few minutes ago from Delhi via DHL. Same neat, well wrapped package as Maya received. The book is the original first edition and is in perfect condition. What a book it is. Going to dig into it now with a nice home brewed cappuccino.

For anyone looking for the first edition of this book, I highly recommend Cold Books through Biblio.com, if they still show copies in stock.

Edited by rockethead26 (02/25/13 08:13 PM)


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Crow Haven
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Re: Genuine copy - Sky Vistas by C. Crossen - GOT IT! new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5700162 - 02/25/13 04:19 PM

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It's a wonderful book. I was using mine last weekend with a pair of new to me (1983) CZJ 7x50 binoculars. Very inspiring work.

- Jim




Glad you have this too, Jim! Perfect with those great 7x50 binoculars.


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Crow Haven
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Re: Genuine copy - Sky Vistas by C. Crossen - GOT IT! new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5700170 - 02/25/13 04:22 PM

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Mine showed up a few minutes ago from Dehli via DHL. Same neat, well wrapped package as Maya received. The book is the original first edition and is in perfect condition. What a book it is. Going to dig into it now with a nice home brewed cappuccino.

For anyone looking for the first edition of this book, I highly recommend Cold Books through Biblio.com, if they still show copies in stock.




Fantastic news, Jim!!! It certainly is an enjoyable read!


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DrAl
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Re: Genuine copy - Sky Vistas by C. Crossen - GOT IT! new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5700503 - 02/25/13 08:09 PM

It took longer to CA by media mail, but this time I did get the genuine copy, and with the dust jacket! Like the first post, it was ordered earlier than his from Biblio with ColdBooks, and came from Table Top Art in NYC rather than India. It would seem that Coldbooks is a middle man indicating that it carries the book, but has it sent from other sources. There are also many distributors like this on Amazon.

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Crow Haven
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Re: Genuine copy - Sky Vistas by C. Crossen - GOT IT! new [Re: DrAl]
      #5700511 - 02/25/13 08:15 PM

That's great news that yet another genuine copy has arrived! Interesting info about Cold Books too. At least, however they are going about it, they are making the effort to get correct copies thus far. Hope that continues!

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Stellarfire
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Re: Genuine copy - Sky Vistas by C. Crossen - GOT IT! new [Re: Crow Haven]
      #5701941 - 02/26/13 04:02 PM

Congrats on your purchase, great that you got the "Real McCoy".

Stephan


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Crow Haven
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Re: Genuine copy - Sky Vistas by C. Crossen - GOT IT! new [Re: Stellarfire]
      #5701982 - 02/26/13 04:17 PM

Thanks, Stephan. This book is a real treasure!
---Maya


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Patrik Iver
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Re: Genuine copy - Sky Vistas by C. Crossen - GOT IT! new [Re: Crow Haven]
      #5716626 - 03/06/13 03:10 PM

Ordered a copy last sunday, as part of a bigger order of various books. The description was accurate as far as weigth e.t.c. goes. I specifically informed the bookstore that I'm looking for a original publishers copy, and not a POD. They replied that they will get the book from their supplier, and that the description is based on data from the supplier. They said I can return the book (return shipping covered by them) if it turns out it is not an original pubishers copy.
I just received an e-mail telling me that all books in the order have shipped, except for two, which still are on the way to the vendor. One of these books being "Sky Vistas". So now I'm of course wondering if the delay is because the vendors supplier is printing a POD-copy.
I'll let you all know how the story ends, once the book evenually arrives...


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Crow Haven
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Re: Genuine copy - Sky Vistas by C. Crossen - GOT IT! new [Re: Patrik Iver]
      #5716788 - 03/06/13 04:30 PM

It sounds like there's a good chance you will get a true copy, Patrik. If not, at least you have the assurance that you may return the book if it's not what you ordered.

I hope you get get news!
---Maya


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Lou3
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Re: Genuine copy - Sky Vistas by C. Crossen - GOT IT! new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5722237 - 03/09/13 12:37 PM

Looks like this book will be my next astronomy purchase.

Rookie, thank you for the link to the book covers.


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Patrik Iver
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Re: Genuine copy - Sky Vistas by C. Crossen - GOT IT! new [Re: Patrik Iver]
      #5740568 - 03/18/13 12:00 PM

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Ordered a copy last sunday, as part of a bigger order of various books. The description was accurate as far as weigth e.t.c. goes. I specifically informed the bookstore that I'm looking for a original publishers copy, and not a POD. They replied that they will get the book from their supplier, and that the description is based on data from the supplier. They said I can return the book (return shipping covered by them) if it turns out it is not an original pubishers copy.
I just received an e-mail telling me that all books in the order have shipped, except for two, which still are on the way to the vendor. One of these books being "Sky Vistas". So now I'm of course wondering if the delay is because the vendors supplier is printing a POD-copy.
I'll let you all know how the story ends, once the book evenually arrives...




It has arrived, and it will be returned...

Actually it does not look that bad at a cursory glance, but when examining it closer one immediately notices that the paper is not glossy, and thus the pictures are not really sharp. White endpapers, and a weight of about 1150 grams.

I might have kept it if it cost half of what it does - the price is 72,-, but for that price I expect a genuine copy.

You win some, you loose some... ("Only" time and effort in this particular case, but still....)


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rockethead26
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Re: Genuine copy - Sky Vistas by C. Crossen - GOT IT! new [Re: Patrik Iver]
      #5740696 - 03/18/13 01:13 PM

Bummer, Patrik! Real copies are out there, keep trying.

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Crow Haven
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Re: Genuine copy - Sky Vistas by C. Crossen - GOT IT! [Re: Patrik Iver]
      #5740705 - 03/18/13 01:20 PM

That's really a shame, and this practice by booksellers to not describe POD books as such is certainly not a good one. I hope you have better luck the next time, Patrik.
---Maya


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Wmacky
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Re: Genuine copy - Sky Vistas by C. Crossen - GOT IT! new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5879977 - 05/23/13 10:54 AM

I just ordered mine from Cold Books. We'll see what I get!

I noticed the price had jumped up well over $100 a while back, and when I just saw that it had come back down I jumped.


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Crow Haven
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Re: Genuine copy - Sky Vistas by C. Crossen - GOT IT! new [Re: Wmacky]
      #5880576 - 05/23/13 03:53 PM

It's a great book -- Good Luck!

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Wmacky
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Re: Genuine copy - Sky Vistas by C. Crossen - GOT IT! new [Re: Crow Haven]
      #5882535 - 05/24/13 03:21 PM

Just curious.

For those that ordered from Cold Books, how long after you ordered until the status changed from "Awaiting Bookseller Confirmation"?

Edited by Wmacky (05/24/13 03:22 PM)


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Crow Haven
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Re: Genuine copy - Sky Vistas by C. Crossen - GOT IT! new [Re: Wmacky]
      #5882725 - 05/24/13 05:15 PM

Mine shipped the next day after I ordered it. There was no mention, however, that the book was coming from a book agency in India. That was a surprise!

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Wmacky
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Re: Genuine copy - Sky Vistas by C. Crossen - GOT IT! new [Re: Crow Haven]
      #5882967 - 05/24/13 07:26 PM

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Mine shipped the next day after I ordered it. There was no mention, however, that the book was coming from a book agency in India. That was a surprise!




Oh well, that's what I figured. Looks like their not going to move as fast on mine, making for a long weekend. I hope they're not finding it difficult to honor my Red endpapers request!


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Wmacky
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Re: Genuine copy - Sky Vistas by C. Crossen - GOT IT! new [Re: Wmacky]
      #5894877 - 05/31/13 07:03 PM

WARNING:

Coldbooks is no longer a good source of this book. It is my opinion that they never were a reliable source. I believe it was just dumb luck that everyone else got the correct one. They are just distributors, and just ship whatever they can from other providers. My special request for a 1st edition with red endpapers was completely ignored.


Yes I got a POS- POD. I don't have the time for this so I won't be trying again....

Edited by Wmacky (05/31/13 07:44 PM)


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Crow Haven
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Re: Genuine copy - Sky Vistas by C. Crossen - GOT IT! new [Re: Wmacky]
      #5894911 - 05/31/13 07:29 PM

That's sad to hear and just awful!!! I wish this hadn't happened. The way some booksellers are now sending out POD copies is so aggravating!

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