First editions, a guide to identification Statements of selected North American, British Commonwealth, and Irish publishers on their methods of designating first editions by Edward N. Zempel

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  • Bibliographies & Indexes,
  • English imprints,
  • Reference

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FormatHardcover
Number of Pages231
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8359953M
ISBN 100930358074
ISBN 109780930358075

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First Editions: A Guide to Identification 4th Edition. What distinguishes this book from all other first edition identification guides is that it's a largely unedited compilation of actual statements from publishers explaining how first editions are designated.

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Over the years there have been thousands of publishers, each using. In addition, I have found some mistakes here according to both First Editions: A Guide To Identification by Edward N.

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Inbegan stating "First Published by Viking in (Year)" or "Published by Viking in (Year)" on first editions, and continued the practice of noting subsequent printings. In the s, added a number row to later printings only.

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I have seen massive volumes dedicated to pricing. Archibald Constable and Co, Edinburgh, First Editions, First Printings with page of vol. I misnumbered and all Half titles present in each book. The author's advertisements leaf is present in volume 1 with the three page publisher's catalogue at the end of volume 3.

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