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I just received a book I requested and never saw one quite like this one.
It is a paperback sorta... the cover wraps around the inside like it's a book cover
except it is the actual cover. Hope that makes sense.
The papes are all nicely even on the top of book and on the bottom
But, the width of the pages are all different. About 10 pages are wider
than the next 10 pages and then they are narrower. Then about 10 pages
are wider again until the next 10 pages. It's as if the paper wasn't cut
to be the same width after printing. All the pages and outside of book is
clean. I want to repost this after reading but don't know if it would be
acceptable to someone else.
What do you all think. I haven't said I received it yet.Just got it today.
Thanks for all opinions and hope this all makes sense
I can't quite envision what you are describing.
But if it is fully readable, and doesn't break any other rules of PBS, I would guess that it is postable.
Does it look like some kind of mistakes in manufacturing or is some kind of "artistic" book?
What caviglia said : ) Sometimes those covers are also called turtlebacks. As far as the pages, that's just a binding method. It's more often seen in HBs though. I have a few on my nightstand right now Commencement by Sullivan and The Devlin Diary by Phillips.
Ack. I'm over my flickr limit, so I can't post!
Turtleback! Yes - I knew they had a real name - thanks, Meghan.
Severance by Robert Olen Butler also has the intentionally hand bound looking edges you describe.
I've seen the binding style that leaves ALL the pages different widths, but never had them do a few this width, then a few this width, then back to this one, then on to that one, etc. But, since it is a printing style (you certainly didn't get out a pair of scissors or a cutting board and do this) I can't see why this would be in anyway unpostable. Same with the cover, if it's the way the printer made it, then it's postable. You don't even have to PM the requestor. They might have to look at it a time or two and think about it like you did, but I can't see them comming up with any other conclusion than has been posted here.
BUT, if for some reason the person is a stickler, and "wants all their books the same in their library" or whatever lame excuse they could come up with, in no way are you obligated to return their credit just because it is different. It isn't damaged, soiled or otherwise hurt, so they would need to just get over it. Ok?