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Does anyone else have a BOUND 1964 reprint volume w/ any pages bound in upside down?

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    My volume IV 1992-93 is OK.  The page mentioned is not just upside down but in the wrong place. The page before the March 21 cover is the back cover for the March 26 issue, NOT page 42. Page 42 comes after P. 41 IN the March 21 issue. This was probably a binders error by the Nat Geo Society printers in 1964. I will have to  look through all my bound reprint issues to find further errors.




That's 1892-93.....

Hi Philip,


As usual, I don't have my own copies to refer to (where I'm at). I laughed when I read your comment. I felt like something was wrong with that photo besides the upsidedown-ness, but didn't put my finger on the fact of the rear cover from the adjacent issue...

I've perused my bound 1964 volumes pretty closely in the past, and thus far I have never found/noticed any collatiing errors. Thankfully!

 -- Scott



My collection is mostly individual issues but I do have 4 bound reprint volumes to cover 10 issues I still need.  They include volumes III, IV, V, and VII.  Your query gave me the excuse to revisit these volumes, an exercise that was quite enjoyable.  As with Phil's volume, mine shows no misplaced pages.  To my disappointment though, my volume VII is missing the sketch map of Japan in September's issue.  It should be between plate XXX and page 285.  If it was removed by someone they did it expertly because I see no evidence that it was ever there.

I have the individual September issue (also a reprint) with the map present.  It shows the area of destruction from the June 15, 1896 tsunami which is eerily similar to the more recent one of March 11, 2011.

I would like to verify that it was removed.  Does anyone have the map intake in their bound reprint volume for 1896?



My bound reprint of Volume VII has the map of Japan exactly where my loose original has it bound.

I do have one plate, Plate 12 of Volume IX (bound reprint), that is loose - as if it had never been bound, i.e. was missed in the binding process but successfully made the journey from beginning until my acquisition. It is the only loose page (and only blemish) I have in the complete bound reprint set.

This plate, like the one of Japan in Volume VII, is near the beginning of the issue and just slightly larger than a full sized page. I suspect this might be what happened to your missing page (especially since there appears no stub to indicate it may have been cut out), and, unfortunately, yours did not successfully make the journey.


Thanks Mel


  I checked my Plate 12 in Volume IX  and it is firmly attached BUT it also is bigger than the other pages and actually sticks out at the top and bottom of the volume. All other pages are flush with the book.  Maybe this page is not as "bound" as the  rest of the volume and thus came loose in your volume. An interesting situation.....


Perhaps indicative of a larger quality control problem...

If so, it would surprise me a little as I have been under the impression it wasn't until the mid '70's that the NGS began to loosen their print standards.


Unfortunately I have no bound volume IX and my September 1898 issue is an original.  I notices my Bitter Root Forest map (plate 12) is flush with the other pages and a full two-page size folded in half.  I'm assuming that reprints are folded in a different location due to the fact that reprints are wider than the originals of that era. 

Wow, I finally re-found this thread and just went and checked my Sept. 1898 issue -- thank heaven my plate #12 (Bitter Root map) IS firmly bound in, and not mis-sized in the manner Mel was describing.


Well, I knew on 20-Aug-2013 when you said this that I also had one errant loose page ...somewhere in my bound collection, and I was sure it was in the "red brick" portion. Tonight I have finally found it! 

I looked before and couldn't locate it. This is loose and neat --and correct size. Seems that it was trimmed just a hair too short on the binding side, and was missed by the machine-pressed smyth-sewing process. 

Vol. I, No, 2 ~ Africa issue ; fold-out map showing "Appropriation of Africa by Europeans" ; was found & kept between pgs. 124/125.

* I confirmed this as proper location on my Complete NGM dvd-rom archive. Do you or anyone else disagree about the correct page placement?

     - Scott 

It's the correct placement Scott.




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