Our warehouse began shipping pre-publication orders for “Welsh Stick Chairs” yesterday and is working on getting the remainder out in the mail today.
I’m going to be a bit of a wiener here and say that I think our edition exceeds the quality of all the previous editions. This had little to do with me and everything to do with our prepress agency, the special printing press we used for this job and the press operators.
In comparing the images among all the editions of “Welsh Stick Chairs” I own, I can find no image degradation in ours. The text is, of course, super crisp because we reset the entire thing using the original fonts and line spacing from the first edition (even replicating a number of typesetting errors in the interest of accuracy).
The biggest manufacturing improvement is that we sewed the signatures in addition to bedding them in adhesive, making for a permanent book.
John Brown’s words are, of course, the same and cannot be improved upon.
Even if you decide to pass on purchasing this book, don’t worry. We’ve made sure our edition will be around for generations to come when you (or your children) decide to pick up a copy.
“Welsh Stick Chairs” is $29, which includes domestic shipping (yes, even to Alaska and Hawaii).
— Christopher Schwarz