I tried copying the table code from the V1 and V2 articles, I tried using inspect element to get rid of the padding. I don't know what else to do. I know it's not because of the titles because the titles on Volume 4 aren't long. Someone please help me before I nuke these volumes in frustration (I'm not really going to do that)
I believe this is happening because of the length of the content. Tables will try to auto-adjust cell sizes to "best-fit" content. A consistent difference between your "condensed" and "uncondensed" tables is that the condensed tables have content that all fits on one line while the uncondensed tables have content that needs to wrap to a second line.