I had really wanted to get this book and was fortunate to find it on sale. After receiving the book, I am doubly glad to have purchased it! It's a fantastic book, looks amazing, and is full of great D&D images and information covering the very beginnings of D&D up through the present day.
If you read through the reviews here, you will find that many received their books from Amazon damaged and, frankly, I was concerned that mine would arrive with some dings. However, the box and book were just fine upon arrival. But that was pure luck, I think. The box that Amazon used was a bit too big for the book and the only padding was one deflated plastic bag. It was small (even when it was inflated, based on it's size) and could not have kept the book from slamming around inside the box while it shipped. There was plenty of room in the box for the book to move in all three directions! I must have had some couriers that were gentle as lambs, else my copy would have had dinged and dogeared corners at the least.
Amazon! You really need to step up your game with packaging your shipments!