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

    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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    Usually it tells you on the first few pages. It will have the print date and first edition in text.

    I'm sure inside the front cover where the publishers details are, it tells you there?

    inside th cover where the print details are, ive got a couple of first editions

    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......

    Original Poster

    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

    caz1cool;7575606

    thanks guys, have looked on first page, it appears to be a first edition … thanks guys, have looked on first page, it appears to be a first edition but doesn't actually say first editionand 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:

    caz1cool;7575606

    thanks guys, have looked on first page, it appears to be a first edition … thanks guys, have looked on first page, it appears to be a first edition but doesn't actually say first editionand 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

    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

    Original Poster

    thanks everyone, will rep you all now.

    I checked the authors bibliography
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