Its not a bad idea, but I suspect they could get a better copy from say the American Geneological Society. Not that there is anything wrong reading-wise. I have a CD on my family line from an old book..but I would rather have the book, so I know what you mean. I would also rather have the orginal, but would certainly settle for a reprint, figuring it would be better than nothing. Tuttle in Vermont is another source.