One is in print, bought from my local Chapters bookstore. I may even have had to have them order it in, but it seemed like the book to have. The other was picked up from the thrift store for a couple of bucks, and is part of the Singer Sewing Library.
They have different publishing dates and different publishers. The ISBNs are different.
I didn’t, in fact, get alarmed until I got to the cover page.
Wait, wait. This is the first page of text, of each book.
And this is the last.
Yes, everything in between is also identical.
Did you know this? Is this something that’s obvious to everyone but me? Looking through the (very very) small print on the publisher page, the same editors etc. are mentioned as parts of the “creative team”. But they aren’t listed prominently like normal authors (as you can see from the covers).
I don’t think this is a copyright infringement—I’m sure the publishers of the modern version paid very well for the rights—but it does seem a bit sneaky from a consumer point of view, right?
Or am I on glue? Am I the only one who didn’t know these were the same book?