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Author:  Jerrica [ Sat May 20, 2017 10:07 am ]
Post subject:  Thinner copyright page edition question

I have a hardcover edition of "Thinner" that has $12.95 U.S./$15.95 Canada on the inside dustjacket flap and "First Printing, November 1984" on the copyright page. However, the numbers are "56789". I'm not sure what this means in regards to edition?

Thank you for your help.

Author:  racerx45 [ Sat May 20, 2017 10:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Thinner copyright page edition question

The numbers indicate which printing the book is. I this case it a 5th printing. A 1st printing would have 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Author:  Jerrica [ Sun May 21, 2017 2:19 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Thinner copyright page edition question

Thank you for the information. So, I look at the lowest number in the sequence to figure out the printing? Is printing the same as edition (5th printing = 5th edition)? This is all new to me.

Author:  Mr. Rabbit Trick [ Sun May 21, 2017 9:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Thinner copyright page edition question

Jerrica wrote:
Thank you for the information. So, I look at the lowest number in the sequence to figure out the printing? Is printing the same as edition (5th printing = 5th edition)? This is all new to me.


Not really. It would be the fifth printing of the first edition. There may never be a second edition.

Author:  TheCollector [ Thu May 25, 2017 2:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Thinner copyright page edition question

Here's a quick link on the difference between an edition and a printing.
http://www.booklibris.com/BLFirstEditionID.htm

(Hint) Most people don't use the terms correctly, they'll call a book a 2nd edition when really it's a 2nd printing.

The important thing to remember in the SK world, is that collectors say "1st edition" mean a "1st edition /1st printing". Anything else, whether it's a 3rd edition or a 1st edition 3rd printing really isn't very valuable compared to the 1st/1st.

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