Historical Carp Waters by Chris Ball

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Re: Historical Carp Waters by Chris Ball

Post by Mario » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:37 pm

i bought the full leather haven't received it yet but its been done by ludlow book binders the quarter bound was done i think by tom o rielly ive had leathers from them before and been very happy

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Re: Historical Carp Waters by Chris Ball

Post by Colonelgsc » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:11 pm

Sorry to hear that, Snape, my friend ....... a sad sign of the times, I fear.
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Re: Historical Carp Waters by Chris Ball

Post by Mario » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:23 pm

ive always been very happy with book by little egret press i think may be you should give wayne at little egret a call to see what he says before posting on public forum as its only fair to give them a chance to respond thats my thoughts on the matter i have emailed him to tell him of the thread

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Re: Historical Carp Waters by Chris Ball

Post by Pallenpool » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:28 am

This is obviously not an ideal situation for anyone, I just hope all can be resolved as the egret press (specials) have been of a good standard in the past, certainly my copies have been. One thing I know which would help is stop giving deadlines on publication releases that pile on the pressure for everyone involved in the making of these books, after all most of the people who purchase them are at heart consummate easy going piscators who surely would not mind waiting just that little bit longer for a quality book.
Because of the negative issues thus far mentioned in this thread I am now wondering if this could be the reason for not slipcasing the Royalty Days special edition - all others before it have been. I was a little put out by this as the slipcase made these previous editions, well, 'special' - it makes the Royalty a bit of an oddball to my mind and certainly nothing to do with a bookcase set as far as the aesthetic goes. Hopefully all this will get back on track ASAP.

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Re: Historical Carp Waters by Chris Ball

Post by AshbyCut » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:42 pm

Given recent posts, I was perspiring a little about the imminent arrival of my Luxury Leather Bound in Slipcase copy of "Historical Carp Waters" by Chris Ball.

However ... I'm delighted to report that it has arrived ... and I'm utterly delighted with it !!!

The slip case, and the leather binding on front, back, and spine are all perfect. In fact, I'm desperately trying NOT to open it more than a few centimeters in case I mark it ... but the contents look to be a tribute to Mr. Ball, and all involved.

Thank you Wayne and Chris ... and Chris, David, and Adam ... one very happy customer here.
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Re: Historical Carp Waters by Chris Ball

Post by Bob Brookes » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:17 pm

I am really pleased Mal. The bookbinder used for the Luxury Leather is excellent and I was delighted with what they did with my second book. Well done L.E.P. for using them. :Hat:
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Re: Historical Carp Waters by Chris Ball

Post by Mario » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:12 pm

my full leather came today and im very happy with it

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Re: Historical Carp Waters by Chris Ball

Post by Julian » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:38 pm

Snape wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:32 pm
I just got home and opened the package,
It isn't in the same state of some of the others described here.
The slipcase cover is ok but not brilliant and the leather on the spine is a bit loose but looks ok and the embossed printing of the title and name etc are a bit wonky.
Overall it looks like a fair book binding hobbiest has done it. Not professional standard by any means and not a patch on Medlar. :(
Mine has an insert with 3 out 4 signatures on it (missing David Blackaller)
My quarter bound leather copy is about the same condition as yours Nigel.
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Re: Historical Carp Waters by Chris Ball

Post by Beresford » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:15 pm

I put the standard version on my Christmas list. I have to say that if I had paid a lot of money and got a less than perfect book, in the first instance I would contact the publisher.
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