How to Identify First Editions of Books
Is this the first printing or not? Learn how to identify first editions in this free book collecting video from a longtime bookstore buyer....
We venture to say that no other piece of terminology has caused so much
contention among booksellers and collectors as that of first edition. In publishing
Learn the basics of first edition identification for book collectors.
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 said, there are some general guidelines one can rely upon to identify many
first editions. If you find yourself purchasing a certain publisher's books very ...
The ability to identify first editions is one of the most essential skills for both
booksellers and collectors and of interest to some book buyers in general.
Nov 8, 2012 ... Each company does their first edition identification (if they do any at all) ... I'm
going to use some books from around my house to illustrate:.
Positively identifying first editions from later editions in the shortest possible time
greatly increases the enjoyment and satisfaction of book collecting. Dealers rely ...
Oct 9, 2015 ... One thing that distinguishes the book collector from the casual reader is a
preference for owning first editions.
For these publishers, the absence of a later printing statement is the key to
identifying the first edition. Books with "First and Second Printings before