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DON'T BE FOOLED. THIS IS NOT THE ORIGINAL "PIRATEOLOGY" BOOK.
on March 14, 2015
This is NOT the book with the WORKING COMPASS on the cover. Additionally, the 3D features inside have been down-scaled, too. Example: several of the pouches & tags are missing the strings that came in the original. This book appears to be a later printing that has been cheapened-down.
Note that the Library of Congress catalog card number and the ISBN numbers (10- and 13-digit) are the same for both incarnations of the book. The only differences noted are in the publication data, as follows:
On the original book WITH the working compass and better 3D features, the publication info says, "Manufactured in China." The publisher info says, "Candlewick Press 1067 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140."
On this book I bought from Amazon, the one WITHOUT the working compass and with cheaper 3D features, the publication info says, "Manufactured in Henshan, Guangdong, China." The publisher info says, "Candlewick Press 99 Dover Street, Somerville, MA 02144." Furthermore, the number line in this one inserts the letters "LEO" in the middle of the line. Those letters are not present in the number line of the original book.
Buyer Beware. The fact that the promotional blurb says "with working compass" does NOT mean it has a working compass and original 3D features inside. On the upside, though, Amazon provided their usual no-fuss refund for their product.