I'm with you, Pierre. What's the scoop, Mr. K?Originally posted by pierredan:
Surely, I cannot be the only one who does not have this book in his library and who cannot wait for another reasonably priced copy to be released?
Since I don't get the major conjuring magazines, I'm often in the dark on so-called "trickster" publications. Has anybody commented on the utility/value/relevance of the additional material in the RK edition?One other observation....I would buy the Kaufman edition. It is on better paper and the pictures are reproduced far better than the original....and then there's all those extra pages and the additional history....a bigger bargain than when it originally came out.
The five-volumn or library edition is much easier to read, due to the smaller size of the books. Just reading the big volumn damages it, off-putting considering its value.Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
Mario, why would the five-volume set attract any attention?
The Jones family was very unhappy about it--that's one of the reasons they didn't allow the book to be reprinted for so many decades.
The paper is lousy, and it takes up a lot more room on the shelf.
So why the interest?
It certainly doesn't contain anything not present in the earlier printings.
And, it was printed in a large quantity so it's just as easy to locate as any other edition.