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Re: Adding additional boxes to an edition



There was a law passed about twenty years ago in New York State,
(Article 12H, New York General Business Law) requiring a written
disclosure to buyers of printed editions: size of edition, number of
trial proofs, artists' proofs, hors commerce (for those who like to
indulge in a little bit of hors trading), etc.. Not that it's been much
observed, but you might want to check out the requirements for your own
piece of mind.

Paul T Werner, New York
http://theorangepress.com

WOID: A journal of visual language
THE ORANGE PRESS, publishing "Vellum Preparation: History and Technique"
DRAGONSBLOOD AND ASHES, a project to research and practice the
techniques of the medieval scribe

----- Original Message -----
From: Claire Bolton <AlembicPrs@AOL.COM>
Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2001 6:25 am
Subject: Re: Adding additional boxes to an edition

> If you published the fact that the special edition was 5 boxes,
> then you
> should stick with that. Very unfair on the five people who bought
> what they
> believed to be a limited set, if you then go and increase the
> limitation.Indeed, it could be seen as pure greed on the part of
> the publisher!!!  Many
> times we have regretted limiting editions to stated quantities,
> because they
> have sold out immediately - but if one took up the habit of
> changing the
> rules every time, people would soon get turned off you.
>
> I supose that a somewhat similar problem is reprinting an edition -
> again,
> puts a dampener on the concept of 'limited'. Becomes rather like
> the shops
> that forever advertise a one-off sale. But on the other hand, if a
> book has
> proved so popular that it has sold out, why should one deny the
> right of
> other people also to buy new copies, just because they were a bit
> slow off
> the mark. You can perhaps get round this by printing a second
> edition, NOT a
> reprint.  Ie there is a difference, however slight, between the
> first and
> second editions - perhaps a different paper, different shaped box,
> correctionof typos, different typeface, etc....
>
> David Bolton
> The Alembic Press, Oxford, UK
> http://members.aol.co
>
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