Thinner copyright page edition question

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Thinner copyright page edition question

Post by Jerrica » Sat May 20, 2017 10:07 am

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.



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Re: Thinner copyright page edition question

Post by racerx45 » Sat May 20, 2017 10:10 pm

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

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Re: Thinner copyright page edition question

Post by Jerrica » Sun May 21, 2017 2:19 am

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.

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Re: Thinner copyright page edition question

Post by Mr. Rabbit Trick » Sun May 21, 2017 9:41 pm

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.

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Re: Thinner copyright page edition question

Post by TheCollector » Thu May 25, 2017 2:04 pm

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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