I am in need of acquiring the complete menaion (12 vol set) in English. HTM's version is the only one I can actually find a photo of online. It is very handsome in appearance and I have read praiseworthy comments about it. Some say the translation is somewhat lacking, others also say it is not well suited to Slavonic chant and hymnody. Some say a good chanter is able to accomodate that easily. Some people online wrote that the SJKP version is not as complete as the HTM, and that it has many typos (perhaps this was referring to the 1st edition only?) All these contradictory comments I have managed to find from various sources online leave me only more doubtful than when I started looking for solid leads on what might be the best edition to buy.
I would like to be sure which set to invest almost 1500 dollars in ( includes shipping and importation taxes).
I really hope someone here can give me sage advice on which set to buy.
Thanks very much,