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Discussion in 'The Confession of Faith' started by greenbaggins, Apr 1, 2011.

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  1. greenbaggins

    greenbaggins Administrator Staff Member

  2. SolaScriptura

    SolaScriptura Puritanboard Softy

    $940 for five books???
     
  3. greenbaggins

    greenbaggins Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah, I thought I was seeing wrongly, as well. OUP can charge this (and pretty much has to charge this), because libraries are just about the only places that will buy it. This is quite the niche kind of book. Only a few nerds like Chris Coldwell would actually go for it (he already has the set in an earlier edition).
     
  4. SolaScriptura

    SolaScriptura Puritanboard Softy

    Oh... I was thinking (hoping!) that the price was an April Fool's joke...
     
  5. CIT

    CIT Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    How many pages?
     
  6. py3ak

    py3ak They're stalling and plotting against me Staff Member

    2592. It's about $2.75 per page. If you think about the probable low volume of sales and how much work getting each page into a printable condition took, it doesn't seem so unreasonable.
     
  7. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    The price may also be a factor of the quantity they are printing. I know Chad was pushing for more rather than less and trying to convince OUP there would be a larger market than they might be thinking.
    If he succeeded, the price could have been higher I suppose.
     
  8. Wayne

    Wayne Tempus faciendi, Domine.

    I wasn't expecting this to be out until December. That was OUP's previous estimate. Big surprise.
     
  9. Brother John

    Brother John Puritan Board Sophomore

    Is anyone aware of a previous addition that would be less expensive? Is there anywhere online where you can read/download for free?
     
  10. reformedheritage

    reformedheritage Puritan Board Freshman

    Rev. Van Dixhoorn was at my church this past Sunday and I was talking to him about this book...his jest was something like... it's quite affordable if you sell off a child or two.
     
  11. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    There is the 7 volume edition in dissertation form, of which Chad only had 13 sets made for USA purchasers if I recall. Most went to libraries and I purchased a set which has proved invaluable and worth the expense at the time. It was less expensive than the new OUP set but the OUP sounds greatly improved. The incomplete minutes are available in the Mitchell & Struthers edition which also lacks all the additional material and research of the OUP set (original documents etc.).
    So, shorter answer, no. It's expensive but a ground breaking advance on Westminster materials and study. Not a thing for everyone to have, but anyone doing research and study of the Assembly will need to access it now if not own it.

     
  12. Ask Mr. Religion

    Ask Mr. Religion Flatly Unflappable Staff Member

    Seems like an opportunity for someone to buy it, make it available online, and charge a daily/weekly access fee for those just doing research.

    AMR
     
  13. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    The copyright holders might have something to say about that.
     
  14. jogri17

    jogri17 Puritan Board Junior

    Or, put it online and bit torrent it ;)

    JK JK JK not serious
     
  15. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    FYI. The OUP set will not be available until December at the earliest. That's what I'd heard before but rechecked after seeing the April date at P&R.
     
  16. Ask Mr. Religion

    Ask Mr. Religion Flatly Unflappable Staff Member


    Indeed! I was assuming someone would work that out with the copyright holders.

    AMR
     
  17. Brother John

    Brother John Puritan Board Sophomore

    Hopefully my future seminary will have a copy in the library. Thanks for explaining.
     
  18. DMcFadden

    DMcFadden Moderator Staff Member

    Lane, I would be happy to purchase a set for you!

    However, some of the authorities might have a problem with my claiming that my name is "Rich." I've been practicing signing "Rich" and rehearsing "OohRah!" until my voice is hoarse. However, that credit card with his name on it does not look just right yet. I asked Freddy to fix up the quality of the work on the ID and Visa Card. As soon as he delivers a usable copy to me . . . I'll surely put in an order for you.

    I assume that you would like it sent to your regular mailing address?
    North Dakota State Penitentiary
    3100 Railroad Avenue
    PO Box 5521
    Bismarck, ND 58506-5521

    I'm told that Warden Robyn T. Schmalenberger believes in reading and education as keys to achieving desirable rehabilitative outcomes.
     
  19. Michael

    Michael Puritan Board Senior

    Digging through my couch cushions...
     
  20. Ask Mr. Religion

    Ask Mr. Religion Flatly Unflappable Staff Member

    Everyone chips in $10 and we pool the money to buy a set for Lane. In return, anytime anyone has a question related to the WCF Assembly, Lane must research and type in the relevant text from the set in a post. :book2:

    AMR
     
  21. greenbaggins

    greenbaggins Administrator Staff Member

    :lol::hunter::rofl:
     
  22. DMcFadden

    DMcFadden Moderator Staff Member

    I love you, Lane. Someday I will even try to make it to ND and visit you at the State Pen. :lol:
     
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