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FOR SALE - "The Gruen Master Book" 2015 Print Version [message #5197] Wed, 04 March 2015 10:26 Go to next message
MikeTheWatchGuy
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Registered: May 2013
Location: North Carolina
Gruen Guildsman

2015 Print of the Roy Ehrhardt book, "The Gruen Master Book"

Something unique and special for sale!

A hard cover, high quality version of "The Gruen Master Book"

No other copies of this book exist in this format and quality.

When working on book projects, it's not uncommon for me to make a number of test prints of books, parts of books, or random pages to see how images will print. I've got scads of versions and portions of my Volume 1 and Volume 2 books that were the result of the process I use to create books.

As part of a book project, I created a duplication of Roy Ehrhardt's "Gruen Master Book." It was created from a fresh, high quality grayscale scan of the original Gruen factory "scrapbook" manuscript. It was then printed in COLOR because the color printing process produces results that are superior to books printed in black and white and I was looking for a high quality book.

There are 2 pages in the book that were scanned in color, both of Carres, that demonstrate that the book was indeed printed in color. It's printed on heavy weight paper and bound with a hard cover. If you wish to upgrade your "Gruen Master Book" with a much superior quality version, then this is the book for you! I can guarantee that there is no Master Book that comes close to the quality of this print.

ALL of the watches from the original are in the book - Pocket watches, wrist watches, lady's watches. If it's in Roy's Master Book, it's in this book.

You can find photographs of the book here. A few of the pictures show the original pages that were scanned next to the pages in the book. I think you'll find the quality of the duplication to be outstanding when you compare the two. These are actual photographs that you'll see, not scans so you can expect the quality of the book when you see it to be greatly superior.

I'm asking $175 for the book. It is 262 high quality paper pages, printed in color, and bound with a hard cover book. I can ship using a variety of methods. I'm selling it because I don't need this test print and it is still a fantastic book. There is nothing wrong with the book, and I think you'll find everything right if anything : - ) I will not be printing and selling additional copies of the Master Book. This is and will be the only one of these.

A brief note on the copyright. This book along with the original Ehrhardt Master Book are still copyrighted works. I didn't want there to be confusion that this signaled open season on posting images from the Master Book. I guess I would rather risk sounding like a jerk now than cause disappointment and friction if there was a misunderstanding later.

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Re: FOR SALE - "The Gruen Master Book" 2015 Print Version [message #5888 is a reply to message #5197] Tue, 01 September 2015 02:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
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Mike is this the one that you sold recently on eBay?

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Re: FOR SALE - "The Gruen Master Book" 2015 Print Version [message #5890 is a reply to message #5888] Tue, 01 September 2015 17:37 Go to previous message
MikeTheWatchGuy
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Registered: May 2013
Location: North Carolina
Gruen Guildsman

Yessir it is. Ooops on not posting a "SOLD!" message. Sorry about that.
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