Yes, the paper is rather thin, and the cover is ratchet. With that being said, the notes are all there and in this volume, one of intelligence shall recognize immediately that these are some of Scarlatti's best sonatas put into one album. If one is a thorough musician, they shall observe sooner than later, that the editor has incorporated dynamics and treatments of rhythms from the legendary, unsurpassed, definitive and celebrated Scarlatti recordings by the late Vladimir Horowitz.
Music is not appreciated because it sits looking appetizing on a piano's music stand. Music is appreciated when it sounds off appropriately and properly in accorded circumstances. That means worry about if all the notes are there so you can sound off whatever you see. This edition is extremely cheap and when I sounded off the music in sight, I immediately felt like a winner. A good purchase you will always know, for you will walk away feeling like a champion.