However, book collectors generally use the term first edition to mean specifically
the first print run of the first edition (aka "first edition, first impression").
If the initial print run of this first edition sells out and the publisher decides to
produce a subsequent printing with the same typeset the book would be
There are several good books on the subject of book collecting. Allen & Patricia
Ahearn's excellent COLLECTED BOOKS ...
A brief introduction to what a first edition book is and why first editions are
Feb 25, 2011 ... 'First edition' is the rare book term that is most instantly recognizable to the
general public, but it can also be one of the most confusing. What is ...
How do you know if a book is a first edition? Since criteria for indicating a first
edition varies from publisher to publisher, there's no easy answer. To complicate
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In the case of titles published before 1900, the key to first-edition identification is
often the date on the title page. The vast majority of first editions published ...
That is because a first edition is the very first copy of a book to be published for
sale, which often makes first editions rare books, hard-to-find copies, or even ...