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    Re: 1966 Bowditch: One volume or two?
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2002 Sep 26, 16:23 -0700

    On Thursday, September 26, 2002, at 02:54 PM, Jared Sherman wrote:
    
    > Can anyone tell me from experience if the 1966 edition was complete or
    > split?
    
    The 1966 Bowditch was one volume.  It had a very few corrections to the
    1962 edition.
    
    To my knowledge there were no editions or printings from 1966 until
    1977.
    
    The 1977/1981/1984 editions were in two volumes, done with a twist.
    1977 and 1984 were different editions of volume 1, while 1981 was
    volume 2.  So in other words, they did volume 1, then volume 2, and by
    then they redid volume 1 again.
    
    To my knowledge there were no other editions or printings from 1984
    until the 1995 edition.
    
    The 1995 edition was back to one volume.  The crime about this edition
    is that they threw out a lot of the material from the earlier editions
    -- especially historical information -- but went to a huge size with
    large print and lots of white space.  It has little to recommend it
    other than you can download it for free from the Internet!
    
    I wish they would go back to the smaller size of the early editions
    circa 1802-1888.  They were a nice size.  They also gave the appearance
    of packing in a lot more information.  They felt like a Bible rather
    than a coffee table book.
    
    Dan
    
    
    

       
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