My greedy, little researcher’s heart is currently yearning for a 19th-century book on garden management. There are basically two different versions available from abebooks: a facsimile from the 1980s or the real, 19th-century thing from either 1872 or 1890. And herein lies the dilemma: should I take the (cheaper, can-mark-with-pen-and-post-its) facsimile or the (real, but relatively expensive) original edition?
The facsimile would be the sensible solution, of course.
But — ooooooooh — imagine: getting your hands on an original edition! *sigh*