Fair or not, be warned: I delayed in ordering Kew's Peonies of the World. The print run sold out and I ended up paying a substantial surcharge for an out-of-print book--the year after publication. Pamela Harlow -----Original Message---- Subject: Re: [pbs] The Genus Lachenalia - a new book I think the cost of this book is fair, given the print run ( most likely less than 5000), and the impressive page count of 600+, nearly three times that of other Kew monographs. This will be thicker than a bible. We all complain that printing is going away, yet we also complain when books of high quality are offered too. We should support Kew, and encourage the high quality printing and information they provide.