I bought that $20 set and none of those issues though it's obviously a cheap printing. The text got closer to the edge of the page than it should have at one point in Book 2 but not even close to being cut off. Also a couple pages came loose but that's a much my fault as anyone. I'm really hard on things. And the font is small especially in Book 3 but that's because it's so lengthy. Book 4 had a larger, more widely spaced one, for example.
Yeah this series rocks. Hands down my favorite now. HBO turned me on to it too and I wish I hadn't been so late to the party but much better late than never. Waiting years and years between books woulda sucked too.