Recently I took an order of a book which I had to return as the book had what I considered to be, a defect on the printing. However after being sent a replacement in the same condition I had a chat with the customer service people and discovered that its not a defect, in fact its a delibrate choice and a higher grade/class of printing service. The book was deckle edged (also called rough cut) and its a process that re-creates the one time old style of printing that used to be the normal method as a result of the nature of how books were printed. Wiki has a page on it that goes into a bit more detail (linked below). So having never come across this method of printing before, barring maybe one or two older books that I've seen with it, I wonder if any here have any deckle edge books of their own and what your views are on it as a design choice when printing. Examples of deckle edge http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u275/overmind_2000/IMG_2065_zps95c54829.jpg http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u275/overmind_2000/IMG_2063_zpsa0860bf3.jpg more info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deckle My personal view is that its an odd choice to use an older style of appearance on the papers edge, whilst keeping all other parts (hard back design, dust cover, binding, ink, print style, format) totally modern. I think I'd be happier if it were a full works older style appearance on the book instead of just focusing on one small part that on its own can appear; next to modern printing methods, to be more a fault than deliberate choice.