PSA: Facsimile Editions

This is a public service announcement…with guitars…

Oh wait, despite my distraction by the Clash, I do have something to say.

Y’know how you’re googling a subject or an author and you get a link that offers to sell you a “book” with an imprint date prior to 1920? Check to see if it’s a facscimile edition or reprint. If it is that item is probably available somewhere else on the web (and most likely from a library or library consortia) for free. So unless you need a bound copy, keep hunting.

What inspired my little announcement? This title on Amazon. It was digitized by my Library the summer of 2010. Coincidence? I think not.

Now back to that PSA with Guitars…

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