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First editions of today and how to tell them
H. S. Boutell
Previous ed., 1928.
Colonial edition[ edit ] During the peak of the British Empirecheap editions of novels published in Britain would often be produced for sale in the colonies before other editions of the books were sold. UK book clubs are usually clearly stated as such, there is an absence of original publisher logos, unpriced jackets etc. If so, you've got pretty irrefutable evidence. For linotypeit meant casting a new line for any line with a change in it.
Before we get into the details, its important to understand what a book club edition is. We even provide quick search links for each book to sellers such as eBay and AbeBooks so you can instantly scan the market and see what's being offered. Do I have to provide my credit card number? Very Good: A used book that shows small signs of wear, but no tears in binding, pages or dust jacket. So did the estimable Dr Williams's Library in London. A few of these are considered true firsts, and some constitute desirable American editions of English books, but be very cautious about your source.
It's a great way to expand your library, to invest in books that will grow more valuable over time, and to read things you might otherwise have missed. Publishers often reprinted using the same plates as the first, sometimes for years afterwards. After completing the Sign Up form, you may download and print out a handy gift insert to give to the recipient:. This is yet more proof that book-collecting is a variety of madness. Professional booksellers and dedicated collectors spend time collecting knowledge and resources on what a particular publisher might use to identify the first printing of a book.
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Some older ones were quite nicely produced but you should still expect lower prices whether or not they say "first edition", and to be safe you should only purchase them in at least Near Fine condition. For example, Upton Sinclair 's novel The Jungle was published in two variant forms.
When Examining the Book: The first thing to look for is the size and thickness of the book.
It's just that many people want to buy one, for irrational reasons. One edition of a work may have any number of printings, e. Clearly, I loved this novel and I hope you will too. Gutter codes are numbers or letters printed on one of the last pages near the spine. For example 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 indicates a first printing.
A dust jacket is considered price clipped when the portion where the price should be has been cut away. For some dust jackets the lack of price is the only give-away. Newman's evocative world ties and blends the stories of a privileged and uncertain group of twenty-somethings in New York, whose futures seem tangled but bright, and a cast of characters navigating a plague-ridden Elizabethan England.
This is a bildungsroman for a new era, one in which women no longer seek shelter in the shadows, but stand up and scream. This is often the case with non-fiction books such as text-books. He bought a copy of the second edition of the scientist Robert Boyle's Origin of Formes, and charitably sent his old copy of the first edition to his brother, as if it were a pair of left-off shoes.
We show you what to look for so you can determine if you have a true first edition or a book club edition. The specifics of a identifying a particular book's first printing often benefits from the use of reference books, but there are some basic things to look for.
Here are the first edition points: First Edition is stated at the bottom of the copyright page, and is stated on the title page. The picture at left shows a portion of the Copyright Page in a book that was published in Large print edition[ edit ] These editions are typically library editions but the font size of the text is much larger than usual so that persons with poor eyesight often older persons can more easily read the book.
This book club edition of The Old Man and the Sea has a very small depression on the binding. One of the greatest successes of our store so far has been the extensive staff recommendations.
Why not? May I return a selection? However things are often not so easy and a book can clearly state 'first edition' or 'first printed' without mention of another edition or date and still be a reprint.
Revised and updated edition[ edit ] When a non-fiction book is first published it sometimes instigates more research on its subject.
In printmakinghowever, an "impression" only denotes an individual copy of a specific printing of the work. Barry has created a work that cries out to be read and read again, and my gratitude is boundless. Each book arrives in pristine condition with its jacket in a transparent protective wrapping to extend the life of the book.
The ordinary language, the clear pane of his prose, lets the stories speak for themselves. When Examining the Dust Jacket: The first thing to look for is a printed price on the dust jacket. English and American editions may differ in spellingand they sometimes have different titles.
Beware of an apparent bargain, there is seldom such a thing! The book club edition of Stallion Gate has a small circular depression on the lower right corner of the back of the binding near the spine.
See picture below: You will also notice in the above picture a number line "07 08 09 10 11" This number line refers to the year of the printing A Bit About Zane Grey First Editions Most first editions Zane Grey books were published by Harper's.
All USA first printings of Deathly Hallows have a number line on the Copyright page that looks something like "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1".How can I tell if a book is a first printing?
For instance in the book First Editions: A Guide to Identification by Edward N. Zempel more than 1, different publishers and their ways of designating a First Edition are listed - most follow the above guidelines, but there are many that have a unique way of designating a first edition.
The first edition book might sell in the $$ range, so about 1/20 th the value of the first edition book with dust jacket. The Cat In The Hat first edition book with dust jacket would have a market value of $ or so in Very Good condition.
The first edition book might sell for $50 or so, since it. Free searchable database of first edition Pulitzer Prize for Fiction books. Includes images and points of issue to assist collectors in the identification of first editions. It also provides links to eBay and AbeBooks that targets searches for a particular Pulitzer novel.
Nov 09, · Introduction: Many readers have asked me how to tell the difference between the first and second printings of Saul Leiter: Early Color. Others have asked if the first printing will be more valuable than the second. To help clarify these issues, I asked my old friend Andy Moursund if he would write a short piece about editions and printings.
According to the definition of edition above, a book printed today, by the same publisher, and from the same type as when it was first published, is still the first edition of that book to a atlasbowling.comr, book collectors generally use the term first edition to mean specifically the first print run of the first edition (aka "first edition, first impression").
Get this from a library! First editions of to-day, and how to tell them. [H S Boutell] -- "Generally speaking, the collector of first editions is realy a collector of first impressions, a first impression being a book from the frist lot struck off the presses and a first edition.