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#61 Ryan

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 06:25 PM

Okay, if I do a couple of reviews and it's still available, then I'll reward myself. I have to take the plunge sometime. Well, maybe I don't have to, but it's for the greater good, right?

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 06:17 AM

I'm about to order this along with the CD rom. I assume everyone thinks it is worth the near $200 USD? Let me know.

#63 Brian Robinson

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 06:23 AM

I bought in at advance rates, but I'd buy it now as well. So much good info. I never did get the CDRom though.
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#64 OMG_Bill

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 09:18 AM

I bought mine at the advanced rate and didn't get a CDRom either. I'm not complaining.

The book is quite interesting. I haven't settled down and taken much time to go through the thing yet.

What I've seen has been worth it.
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#65 Neorebel

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 09:20 AM

Thanks for the feedback guys. You guys got it for less than 130 GBP? Mind if I ask how much?

#66 Brian Robinson

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 10:24 AM

I honestly can't remember. It was something like $100 I think.
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#67 Neorebel

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 10:25 AM

Oh wow, thats a lot less! I think 130 pounds is about 180 dollars at the moment...

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 03:09 PM

Here is what the price was: "Pre-publication advance orders now being accepted at $120 -a saving of $40 off the published price of $160." taken from.... http://www.oxygenee....-buy/books.html

The book is well worth it, I read the entire book the day I received it. The book is also great for reference

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 04:19 PM

Right on, its good to hear more people speaking highly of it, can you tell I need a little convincing, since I did miss that pre-pub. sale? That note right there on the site confused me a little because its actually going for $180. right now, unless he meant 40 off the published price of 160GBP

#70 Bkultra

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 04:22 PM

The pre-sale is is over, he just never removed the info from his site. I just listed it to answer your question on what others paid.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 11:05 PM

I bought the book :euro:

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 06:41 AM

I'm waiting for the movie! :twitchsmile:
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#73 Absomphe

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 06:45 AM

Ha!

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

You got a problem with that?


#74 Retrogarde

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 02:10 PM

I had no choice but to let that pre-pub discount pass me by, but even now I dream of owning the book...

Maybe someday soon. :pirate:
The basic tools of the absintheur are essentially a spoon, glass, sugar cube, chilled water, and absinthe. None of the other objects are actually necessary to prepare the drink, but they are imperative for instigating a type of visual hypnosis and bringing richness to the ceremony.
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#75 Belarmin

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 09:59 PM

You will not find another book on absinthe like the Encyclopedia. If absinthe is an interest of yours you cannot help but like the book.

I was a little surprised, however, by the actual quality of the book itself; not by its content, but its manufacture. It feels more like a school text rather than a fine dictionary or encyclopedia.

Bibliophiles might have mixed reactions.

Do I like the Encyclopedia? Yes.

Would I buy it off the shelf after having looked at it first? Probably not.

But then again, you might never find it on the shelf for sale.

If you want one, you better put in an order. Never mind the price. :twitchsmile:

#76 absinthia

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 12:26 PM

This book is excellent. It actually is the entire Virtual Absinte Museum on paper, with extras. I love this book, because it's just so comprehensive. It's also beautifully made, it feels like a collector's item already.

Oh, and no, David doesn't pay me for writing this, he should though ;)
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#77 OMG_Bill

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 01:07 PM

I wished that I had bought two. One to stash and one to use. Sort of like the way we like to buy good booze. *wink*
Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

#78 Alan Moss

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 03:38 AM

This book is excellent.

I did, however, find a mistake.






On page 347.
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#79 Boggy

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 04:20 AM

And that is?
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#80 Alan Moss

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 04:52 AM

"Hill's "absinth" took off in the early 1990's, especially in the UK"

UK launch of Hill's was winter 1998/1999.
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#81 Retrogarde

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 05:07 PM

Alan,
since your copy is clearly defective (and therefore worthless), I will gladly take it off your hands. It is the least I can do! :devil:
The basic tools of the absintheur are essentially a spoon, glass, sugar cube, chilled water, and absinthe. None of the other objects are actually necessary to prepare the drink, but they are imperative for instigating a type of visual hypnosis and bringing richness to the ceremony.
--Betina J. Wittels

#82 Retrogarde

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 11:13 AM

I just ordered a copy at long last. I'm looking forward to pouring a glass of something green and reading it cover to cover. :cheers:
The basic tools of the absintheur are essentially a spoon, glass, sugar cube, chilled water, and absinthe. None of the other objects are actually necessary to prepare the drink, but they are imperative for instigating a type of visual hypnosis and bringing richness to the ceremony.
--Betina J. Wittels

#83 oglala56

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 11:22 AM

An excellent book that I have added to my collection.
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#84 Retrogarde

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 12:24 PM

It is fantastic. I am extremely pleased with my purchase!

Hmm, that sounds like eBay feedback...
The basic tools of the absintheur are essentially a spoon, glass, sugar cube, chilled water, and absinthe. None of the other objects are actually necessary to prepare the drink, but they are imperative for instigating a type of visual hypnosis and bringing richness to the ceremony.
--Betina J. Wittels

#85 Ron

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 12:12 AM

I just bought a couple copies! One hardback for keeping, and one soft cover to accompany me in my travels. I'm very looking forward to reading it, cover to cover. I got a chance to check out OMG_Bill's copy in the City a while back, and I can't believe I've not bought it yet! Fixed.

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#86 fingerpickinblue

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 09:30 AM

I'm in agreement with all of you. I read it cover to cover. It's worth every penny, in spite of minor errors and typos! :thumbup:
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#87 Retrogarde

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 08:23 PM

My only real gripes are the lack of consistency in captions/credits for images, and the lack of translations for the French quotes. The first one is an easy fix, but the second one would require considerable modification to the layout. I'll just have to befriend a Frenchman (or woman) to get the stuff translated...

But I really love the book.
The basic tools of the absintheur are essentially a spoon, glass, sugar cube, chilled water, and absinthe. None of the other objects are actually necessary to prepare the drink, but they are imperative for instigating a type of visual hypnosis and bringing richness to the ceremony.
--Betina J. Wittels

#88 fingerpickinblue

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 09:24 PM

Yep!
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#89 Steve Fish

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 10:28 AM

Oops... ment to post this over in The Market.

Edited by Steve Fish, 22 May 2012 - 10:32 AM.



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