Has anyone out there purchased books from Elibron? It's a publisher that does, among other things, a lot of paperback facsimile reprints. And speaking with my literary historian's hat on, the "oooh" factor* is extremely high: Julia Kavanagh, Lady Georgiana Fullerton, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Margaret Oliphant, travel narratives, issues of The Keepsake, all sorts of rare and/or just oddball stuff. I'm not sure that these are editions that I'd want to cite in an essay; still, it would be awfully nice to have them close to hand on the shelf. But will they fall apart if I look at them cross-eyed?
*"Oooh" factor: calculated according to the number of "oohs!" uttered while perusing a catalog or walking the shelves. Thus, Powell's (the original and the three Chicago cousins) has an exceptionally high oooh factor. (A somewhat subjective measurement, as one person's oooh may be another person's arrrgh.)