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#1 md02geist

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 03:43 AM

What's up with this? Is this a rerelease or a mistake?

 

https://www.amazon.c...japanese swords


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#2 Randy McCall

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 03:58 AM

There have been several people saying it was going to be reprinted. I checked the ISBN numbers and they verify, listing the publishing date as Jan 17, 2017, out of Oxford University Press. All the major book dealers have it listed for pre-order.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 04:00 AM

This is a fantastic chance for people to grab that book. Awesome.


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 04:49 AM

Randy, have you heard whether there will be any updating, or is it just a reprint? The people I heard it from didn't know, either.

 

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 07:16 AM

I believe there will also be a reprint of Facts and fundementals of the Japanese sword on 30-01-2017 ISBN:9781568365831


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 01:03 PM

Randy, have you heard whether there will be any updating, or is it just a reprint? The people I heard it from didn't know, either.
 
Ken


I haven't heard myself either, but going on the fact that it's marked as "1st edition" on all the booksellers,  I'd take it that it's just a reprint without updates.


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 01:03 AM

I believe there will also be a reprint of Facts and fundementals of the Japanese sword on 30-01-2017 ISBN:9781568365831


Harry, where did you hear this? Do you have any further info? Thanks!
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Posted 30 December 2016 - 09:41 AM

Harry, where did you hear this? Do you have any further info? Thanks!

Josh,i haven,t got any more info.Only that it,s up for pre-order i found 4 shops online where it can be pre-ordered.

Delivery dates are different though,somewhere between 03-01-2017 and 30-01-2017


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 03:06 PM

Probably true but keep in mind that we've heard this before and nothing happened.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 05:09 PM

Josh,i haven,t got any more info.Only that it,s up for pre-order i found 4 shops online where it can be pre-ordered.
Delivery dates are different though,somewhere between 03-01-2017 and 30-01-2017


Harry, can you link the shops where it's available for preorder? Thanks!
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Posted 30 December 2016 - 05:28 PM

Here are 3 examples,there are more shops and you get more hits if  you also search on the ISBN:10 number instead of ISBN:13

 

http://www.hive.co.u...-Guide/20579809

 

https://www.amazon.f...s=9781568365831

 

http://www.lehmanns....llector-s-guide


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Thank you,

 

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 06:02 PM

DESPICABLE!!!

 

https://www.amazon.c...8&condition=all


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 06:26 PM

Just did a quick search and oddly enough Staples shows as having the "Facts and Fundamentals of Japanese Swords: A Collector's Guide" available.  $6.08 + shipping.  Not sure if it is an error on the site or not.  I just ordered one and will let you know if it shows up as expected.  This is the Canadian site for Staples. 

 

http://www.staples.c...88_2-CA_1_20001


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 07:12 PM

Ill take three and pay for yours lol


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#15 Randy McCall

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 08:38 PM

Confirmation of the publication of The Connoisseurs Book of Japanese Swords via Oxford University Press's own web site, with a release date of Jan.17, 2017.  https://global.oup.c...s&lang=en&cc=ca

The ISBN number of the book identifies Oxford University Press as the publisher... one would hope that Oxford wouldn't be taken in by a fake book listing for something it was supposed to be the publisher of


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 08:42 PM

https://www.amazon.c...t=relevancerank

 

as well


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 03:20 AM

Pre-ordered Connoisseurs Book from Amazon as a Christmas present to myself... we shall see what happens.

Between this re-release of the Connoisseurs Book, and the copy of Facts and Fundamentals I picked up from Amazon back on December 30, 2014 for the princely sum of $32!!!, I figure I have saved literally hundreds if not THOUSANDS of dollars!!! :)

But the big question is... do we order several copies in the hopes that prices will be back in the thousands when they run out again? :)

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 07:44 PM

Amazon just sent me an update email that a delivery date of Jan 25 - 28 has been set.

AND the price dropped from an estimated $75 to $61.22
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Posted 14 January 2017 - 09:17 PM

Amazon just sent me an update email that a delivery date of Jan 25 - 28 has been set.

AND the price dropped from and estimated $75 to $61.22

Funnily enough, in the UK the price has gone up - I pre-ordered on 24th Dec at £59.64, and today its listed at £61.59.


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Posted 14 January 2017 - 09:28 PM

mine went down as well. for sure to change few more times, if it happens


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Posted 14 January 2017 - 09:43 PM

I ordered mine through Amazon.ca.  No changes as yet, but no absolute delivery date either... the mills of various international publication houses grind slowly...


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 05:57 AM

Just did a quick search and oddly enough Staples shows as having the "Facts and Fundamentals of Japanese Swords: A Collector's Guide" available.  $6.08 + shipping.  Not sure if it is an error on the site or not.  I just ordered one and will let you know if it shows up as expected.  This is the Canadian site for Staples. 

 

http://www.staples.c...88_2-CA_1_20001

 

As somewhat expected....I received the following email from Staples this weekend:

"Unfortunately, this item is currently out of stock with our vendor. Therefore, it has been removed from your order and the cost will not be charged to your credit card.

We currently do not have an ETA for when the stock is expected to be replenished....."

 

​Here I was all set for Stephen to buy me a copy...my hopes crushed!  8-)


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 10:15 AM

​Book purchased on Amazone France today for Euro 42,12 and Delivery date by Feb 4.


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 03:06 PM

I can buy on Amazon as well, i doubt it will make temp expected  delivery date


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Posted 17 January 2017 - 05:33 PM

I figured the best way to confirm all this was to call Oxford Press directly as today was the printing date. The customer service rep kindly confirmed that they "had current stock on these"...

Looks like this is actually happening!

So I guess the next big question in the future will be if this printing will be considered utsushimono... or simply gimei :)
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Posted 17 January 2017 - 08:41 PM

Mine has just shipped to Hong Kong
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Posted 19 January 2017 - 09:16 PM

Wonder where its shipping from? I pre-ordered on the 24th Dec, and today received an email to expect delivery "February 07 2017 - March 02 2017"...


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 03:47 AM

Ordered Dec. 26 from Amazon
Email confirmation that it shipped today Jan 19
Delivery date supposed to be Saturday.

For anyone on the fence, I think you are safe to buy...

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 06:42 PM

Mine is supposed to be delivered tomorrow.


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Posted 21 January 2017 - 03:19 AM

Book arrived.
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