Historical Carp Waters by Chris Ball

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Re: Historical Carp Waters by Chris Ball

Post by Colonelgsc » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:18 pm

Thank you kindly for the updates, gentlemen ...... all very much appreciated :Hat: <(((><
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Re: Historical Carp Waters by Chris Ball

Post by Colonelgsc » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:41 am

My 1/4 Leather arrived yesterday. I have to say I'm a tad disappointed. The cloth covering to both the book and slipcase is bubbling and the leather spine is creased and not firm and tight like the L.E.P 1/4 bound 'Spirit of the Pond' I have. Also, it is not the signed copy which I was expecting. :rant: Before I contact them about my concerns, I wonder if anyone else with a 1/4 bound or leather edition has experienced a similar drop in standards, or am I the only one to receive a 'Friday Afternoon' edition? :Confused:
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Re: Historical Carp Waters by Chris Ball

Post by Bob Brookes » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:19 am

Colonelgsc wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:41 am
My 1/4 Leather arrived yesterday. I have to say I'm a tad disappointed. The cloth covering to both the book and slipcase is bubbling and the leather spine is creased and not firm and tight like the L.E.P 1/4 bound 'Spirit of the Pond' I have. Also, it is not the signed copy which I was expecting. :rant: Before I contact them about my concerns, I wonder if anyone else with a 1/4 bound or leather edition has experienced a similar drop in standards, or am I the only one to receive a 'Friday Afternoon' edition? :Confused:
I am sorry to say that mine has the same faults as those that you describe. The box is a mess as you can see by the picture and the spine is as you describe and is not firm. The leather is not parallel to the back of the book. I understand the reason why it couldn't be signed as it was not available on the day that the signing took place. However there is no reason why the book wasn't numbered eg 10/25 to signify it is a limited edition. I am afraid that the binding and box have all the hallmarks of being rushed. Such a shame.
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Re: Historical Carp Waters by Chris Ball

Post by Bob Brookes » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:26 am

Update on my last post: It is marked as 5 from a limited edition of 15 on a sticker. I missed it! I have updated my original post.
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Re: Historical Carp Waters by Chris Ball

Post by Bob Brookes » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:28 am

Bob Brookes wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:19 am
Colonelgsc wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:41 am
My 1/4 Leather arrived yesterday. I have to say I'm a tad disappointed. The cloth covering to both the book and slipcase is bubbling and the leather spine is creased and not firm and tight like the L.E.P 1/4 bound 'Spirit of the Pond' I have. Also, it is not the signed copy which I was expecting. :rant: Before I contact them about my concerns, I wonder if anyone else with a 1/4 bound or leather edition has experienced a similar drop in standards, or am I the only one to receive a 'Friday Afternoon' edition? :Confused:
I am sorry to say that mine has the same faults as those that you describe. The box is a mess as you can see by the picture and the spine is as you describe and is not firm. The leather is not parallel to the back of the book. I understand the reason why it couldn't be signed as it was not available on the day that the signing took place. I am afraid that the binding and box have all the hallmarks of being rushed. Such a shame.
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Re: Historical Carp Waters by Chris Ball

Post by Colonelgsc » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:44 pm

Mine's just as bad, Bob. As you rightly say, shame indeed. I'd go a tad further and say it's an insult to Chris to bind his months of obvious hard work in such a shoddy way. Where have our standards gone?
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Re: Historical Carp Waters by Chris Ball

Post by Colonelgsc » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:11 pm

Here's how it should be done, I reckonImagedownload/file.php?id=7759
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Re: Historical Carp Waters by Chris Ball

Post by Mushy » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:38 pm

Oh dear that's not good, reckon you are owed some sort of refund, my special edition is fine, but then it's the basic copy with a slipcase.
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Re: Historical Carp Waters by Chris Ball

Post by Snape » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:40 pm

My 1/4 bound leather arrived this morning but I didn't open the box so it'll have to wait until I get home.
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Re: Historical Carp Waters by Chris Ball

Post by Snape » 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)
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