AbeBooks Explains how to Identify a First Edition Book

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hi my name is Richard from a books and

today I'm going to talk to you about

identifying the first edition of a book

a first edition is the first appearance

of a title by a specific publisher now

there are many publishers and they all

use different methods of defining a

first edition and those methods often

change if you're a collector you're

interested in obtaining the true first

edition that's the first the original

printing of a book you might be lucky

and the publisher may actually state the

words first edition or first printing on

the copyright page that's the page

containing all the bibliographical data

another common method of identification

is the number line that's a line of

numbers found on a copyright page if

there is a one in the sequence of

numbers that usually indicates that it's