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how do you tell if you have a first edition book?

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7y, 2d agoPosted 7 years, 2 days ago
Hi,

I am just sorting through some books and am wondering how you tell if it's a first edition?

Rep for helpful advice :)
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7y, 2d agoPosted 7 years, 2 days ago
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1 Like #1
Usually it tells you on the first few pages. It will have the print date and first edition in text.
1 Like #2
I'm sure inside the front cover where the publishers details are, it tells you there?
#3
inside th cover where the print details are, ive got a couple of first editions
#4
within the first few pages there will be a page of information about publication, there will be a set of numbers, from one going upwards, if it is a first edition, it will say so in the middle of this page of infomation, it is usually a few pages in......
#5
thanks guys, have looked on first page, it appears to be a first edition but doesn't actually say first edition

and the only numbers are the isbn number
#6
caz1cool
thanks guys, have looked on first page, it appears to be a first edition but doesn't actually say first edition

and the only numbers are the isbn number


I beleive that if it doesnt say the words first edition then it is NOT a first edition! :thinking:
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caz1cool
thanks guys, have looked on first page, it appears to be a first edition but doesn't actually say first edition

and the only numbers are the isbn number


my first editions are so old they aint even got them :lol: just says inside them first published 1956, thats it :lol:
banned 1 Like #9
there are many first editions - each impression has a first edition , so it can be very difficult to tell which impression it is in the first place . : ) i think amazon do a comprehensive explanation on their site
#10
thanks everyone, will rep you all now.

I checked the authors bibliography

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