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Does anyone have an idea when Redfern expects to release the Lowrie books?

The email which was sent out in April said they were aiming for July.

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This was sent out on the 16th of August:

Allen Lowrie’s Carnivorous Plants of Australia Magnum Opus, Vols. 1-3.

Allen Lowrie’s long awaited life’s work is soon to go to the printers. It is an astounding series of books and offers a definitive, unparalleled and up-to-date examination of all carnivorous plants currently recognised from the continent of Australia (8 Byblis species; 1 Aldrovanda; 1 Cephalotus; 3 Polypompholx; 3 Nepenthes; 160 Drosera and 60 Utricularia). It includes twenty three new species, four new hybrids, eleven recombined taxa, two new records for Australia, and eight taxa that have been recalled from synonymy, as well as a wealth of new information and location data, new observations, unique photographs and new maps that update the original works. I will send a separate update shortly with expected delivery times.

So we are to expect another mail with expected delivery times. Unfortunally, in Stew-speak "shortly" means "hopefully within 3 months" :rolleyes:

They will be worth the wait offcourse (as usual) :yes:

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I have no doubt that the books will be excellent

I am a bit annoyed though that Redfern took payment in April, and it is now the end of September, and we are still waiting for delivery.

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You shouldn't be annoyed as you paid pre-order for books that you knew were not printed yet. You can pre-order the Drosera and Pinguicula books also now but they are projected for the winter 2013/2014. For the Lowrie books they were aiming for July, so they have a.t.t. a delay of almost 2 months from their goal. That isn't that much when you take all the steps into account that start with the final edit. The books are printed in India so apart from the normal proces of any bookprinter they have to send the stuff to India, the printer must print a page were Allen will sign the books, send it to Allen, he has to sign them and send them to India and there they will have to be placed among the other pages to make the books, those have to be send to the UK...Lots of things that could delay production.

We (I also ordered them :nyam1: ) choose to pre-order because we want to make sure that we have a copy of a book from a limited printing, the price of that is that we pay months before the book is ready. The alternative is to hope there are enough copies and wait for the announcement that the books are printed and have arrived in the UK before ordening. :smile:

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I no longer order direct through Redfern due to this problem. I order my books from NHBS.com, who are Redferns distributors. It ensures I have my copy/ies of the books reserved, and they never take payment until the books are actually in their warehouse ready for dispatch.

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Hi,

a few minutes ago I saw at amazon, that they have a release date for the 3 new books of Allan Lowrie. It is November 30, 2013. I do not know, if this date is trustable, but I think amazon wouldt not write a date if they are not sure that this date is more or less right. At least I hope so.

Here is the Link.

Take care

Lutz

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Ok, latest on the Lowrie books. Yes, they are delayed again. Just spoke to Stew and he has been trying to get the last pictures that are needed from Allen for the last couple of weeks. That really is the only hold up at this moment, but he does need those pictures....

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It's sad phill Mann doesn't do books, he s really good, and he doesn't steal people like lowrie did, does and will continu to do... I hope a day a guy will go in Australia (or another Australian) and will do concurrency to lowrie...

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