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DO judge a book by its cover! - Cheap binding -,
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This review is from: The Commentators' Bible: Leviticus: The Rubin JPS Miqra'ot Gedolot (Hardcover)I won't go into the quality of the contents of this volume, I'll leave that to the scholars. If you are only interested in a review of the materials between the covers, move on, this review is not for you.
If however, you are purchasing this book both as a scholarly work and an important part of your Judaica (or any) library, read on . . .
From strictly a book manufacturing quality point of view I am disappointed. The first volume of this set- Shemot (Exodus) is bound in a rich deep embossed quality cover, mahogany brown in color. It certainly set the tone for what was to be a beautiful set when completed.
This second volume arrives in a cheap binding, startlingly and noticeably different in color (muddled red), texture and composition. Very disappointing quality variation from what is otherwise a reputable publisher. The only saving grace is that I paid only $43.00 on Amazon.com instead of the list price of $75.00.
Now I will begin reading the book to savor the wisdom of the ages contained therein.