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Wmacky
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Yet another Burnham's purchase! new
      #5953899 - 07/03/13 09:55 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.








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

Edited by Wmacky (07/03/13 10:01 PM)


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BoriSpider
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Re: Yet another Burnham's purchase! new [Re: Wmacky]
      #5954722 - 07/04/13 12:55 PM

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


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CelestronDaddy
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Re: Yet another Burnham's purchase! new [Re: Wmacky]
      #5954914 - 07/04/13 03:24 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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opticsguy
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Re: Yet another Burnham's purchase! new [Re: CelestronDaddy]
      #5955051 - 07/04/13 05:39 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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derangedhermit
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Re: Yet another Burnham's purchase! new [Re: opticsguy]
      #5955104 - 07/04/13 06:26 PM

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

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CelestronDaddy
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Re: Yet another Burnham's purchase! [Re: derangedhermit]
      #5955184 - 07/04/13 07:32 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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derangedhermit
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Re: Yet another Burnham's purchase! new [Re: CelestronDaddy]
      #5957030 - 07/06/13 01:44 AM

Quote:

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.

Lee


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CelestronDaddy
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Re: Yet another Burnham's purchase! new [Re: derangedhermit]
      #5957306 - 07/06/13 10:16 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 Have a good day and clear nights ... Tony

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GeneT
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Re: Yet another Burnham's purchase! new [Re: Wmacky]
      #5959412 - 07/07/13 06:41 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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Rick Woods
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Re: Yet another Burnham's purchase! new [Re: GeneT]
      #5959810 - 07/07/13 11:15 PM

I have a hard- and soft-cover set.

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


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CelestronDaddy
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Re: Yet another Burnham's purchase! new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5960077 - 07/08/13 07:10 AM

Quote:

I have a hard- and soft-cover set.

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






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jrbarnett
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Re: Yet another Burnham's purchase! new [Re: Wmacky]
      #5960632 - 07/08/13 02:08 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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CelestronDaddy
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Re: Yet another Burnham's purchase! new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5960968 - 07/08/13 05:37 PM

Jim - good play on words, g...

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