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As you may know, the long awaited Volume I is now available for order.  HOWEVER - due to circumstances beyond the control of Bob & Cathy at Seawatch Books, our good (?) friend Murphy has intervened.  See below for a posting from their website http://www.seawatchbooks.com/NewsForthcomingBooks.htm

 

Thanks, Bob & Cathy, for posting this info - rest assured that at I will continue to support you via book acquisition as you work through this very terrible event! 

 

DISASTER ALERT

 

The truck carrying the entire printing of our new title "The Rogers Collection" overturned in Oklahoma on its way to our distribution center in Kansas City. The entire shipment of close to 1000 books was destroyed. (The copies involve any that were ordered at the NRG Conference and needed to be shipped including any that have been ordered online since 11/1.) We have confirmed this awful event today with a visual inspection of the shipment.

 

We have contacted the printer in Dallas, Texas and they will immediately begin working on reprinting the book. We hope to have new books in 2 weeks. Please continue to order, and we will fulfill the orders in the order received as soon as the books arrive at the distribution center.

 

We are ever so sorry for the delay. We will keep you informed here as to the progress of the reprint. (We are still trying to figure out what we did to Murphy!!) If you want or need more information, please email us or call us. 541-997-4439.

 

Bob and Cathy

 

Disaster Update

 

Our printer is responding to our disaster by ordering more of our special paper and all of the case making supplies, and so we will be back on press by Monday for a reprint. Concurrently, they will begin making the hard cover cases, jackets and end papers. The result will be that we will have replacement books no later than Thanksgiving and possibly sooner.

 

These are actions above and beyond normal business for a printer, and a case of bubbly will be heading to Dallas when the smoke clears. Oh, and of course, the insurance companies and lawyers will be having a party too.

 

So, help keep SeaWatchBooks afloat as we limp into harbor. Continue to place your orders with the confidence that we have the situation back in hand.

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I am fortunate enough to have one of the few surviving original first printing copies. Does this mean that I've got a valuable collector's item?

 

Joking aside, my sympathies to Bob and Cathy for this unfortunate set-back. Hopefully all will work out with the insurers.

 

For all that have not seen the book yet, it is beautifully produced, written and illustrated with photos of all the first and second rate models in the Rogers' Collection. Thoroughly recommended!

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I am another one of the lucky ones who picked up my copy at the NRG meeting.  Let me second Druxey's comments.  It is a beautiful book, lavishly documented in color on heavy glossy paper.  My only quibble is that the endoscopic photographs within the hulls are several years old.  Camera and light source qualities, as well as the angle of non-distorted viewing through endoscopes have improved significantly since these pictures were taken.  Hopefully the next volume will include some higher resolution photos.

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I received my copy of this book on the 16th December,a beautifully illustrated book but as I pointed out in the `what have you received today thread' there is a factual error on page 70. Admiral Sir Cloudisley Shovell did not die on the HMS Prince George but on his flagship the HMS Association. I did send an email to Seawatch Books pointing this error out, however so far have not had the courtesy of a reply.

 

I will however be purchasing the next volume if and when it is published.

 

Dave :dancetl6:

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Any News on Vol 2? I agree with all comments above it is a beautiful book I am very much looking forward to Vol 2. the very nice people at SeaWatchBooks tell me they are waiting for some final words from Grant. Please tell me when this will be completed. Vol 1 is one of my most prized books.

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Hi, I encourage everyone to write to Grant Walker asking him to finish volume II of the Rogers Collection. The manuscript has been edited,and pictures selected and sized. There is just a bit of work that needs to be done and some bureaucratic hurdles to be cleared so give Grant all the encouragement you can muster.

 

Regarding Vasa, most of the planned contributors are gone and I cannot see any light at the end of this tunnel. It just is not going to happen.

 

Thanks,

 

Bob Friedman

SeaWatchBooks

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On ‎12‎/‎19‎/‎2017 at 1:33 PM, bobcat said:

Hi, I encourage everyone to write to Grant Walker asking him to finish volume II of the Rogers Collection. The manuscript has been edited,and pictures selected and sized. There is just a bit of work that needs to be done and some bureaucratic hurdles to be cleared so give Grant all the encouragement you can muster.

 

Regarding Vasa, most of the planned contributors are gone and I cannot see any light at the end of this tunnel. It just is not going to happen.

 

Thanks,

 

Bob Friedman

SeaWatchBooks

Grant is a very, very, busy man and enjoys a normal life

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