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    Re: 1966 Bowditch: One volume or two?
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2002 Sep 26, 21:42 -0700

    On Thursday, September 26, 2002, at 08:00 PM, Jared Sherman wrote:
    
    > Dan & all-
    >  As usual I'm confused.
    >
    > I've been told further that this is the 1977 reprint of the 1966
    > edition. But from what you say, 1977 was split into two volumes so it
    > wouldn't be a straight reprint of a single volume 1966 edition, would
    > it?
    >
    > At 1524 pages, does that tell you if it is part 1 or part 2?
    
    You have the 1966 edition.  My 1966 edition is exactly 1524 pages.
    
    I have heard that there was a 1975 edition, but I have never been able
    to get a hold of one.
    
    The 1958, 1962, and 1966 editions are almost all identical.  In fact,
    the 1966 edition says 1962 on the spine of the book, but on the title
    page it says 1966.  These are all a dark blue binding, one volume, with
    the first two thirds being text and the last third being tables.
    
    The 1977 (and 1975?) to 1984 editions are all a dark green color, but
    not as dark as the dark blue editions.  These are all clearly labeled
    on the spine as volume 1 or volume 2.
    
    The two volume set appears quite definitive in content, but there is
    something more appealing about these blue one volume editions.  They
    are the ones that I turn to the most.  I never use the 1995 edition.
    
    The editions of the two World Wars have fewer pages but the pages are
    wider than the blue editions.  The World War editions are a light tan
    color.  I have editions from 1917 through 1943.  They are quite similar
    in content with very few changes.  I have never seen or heard of any
    Bowditch editions done between the 1943 and 1958 editions.  The 1958
    edition (the first blue one) is so much more comprehensive than the
    1943 edition that it probably took them the whole 12 years to revise
    it.  I have 1917, 1918, 1919, 1929, 1936, 1938, and 1943 editions.
    These are actually somewhat common still, and they often sell for a
    reasonable price, say $20.
    
    But move into the 1800s and the prices skyrocket.  These editions still
    treat lunars and have an entirely different appearance to them.  First
    editions (1802) are many thousands of dollars, but I was able to find
    an 1811 edition for a few hundred dollars.
    
    Dan
    
    
    

       
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