Sometimes this was a matter of catching a typo or missing page, or sometimes the change was even more practical, such as switching the color of the cloth on the binding as the supply of one color ran out. No statement on first editions; subsequent printings are identified on the title page and/or copyright page.
No statement on the first edition, but presumably later printings would be noted.Coward-McCann. First Edition. Has some foxing t hrough-out,otherwise clean and tight. Published by Since the late 1920s, have stated "First Published (Year)" on the copyright page of first editions; subsequent printings are noted.Longmans, Green Co. (U.S.) Prior to the late 1920s, no statement on the first edition; subsequent printings are presumably noted or carry a date on the copyright page later than the date on the title page. Prior to 1976, no statement on first editions, and often subsequent printings were not noted. HARPER'S New Monthly Magazine; Volume XIV (14), Number LXXXII, (82) March, 1857; Little Dorrit, chptrs 51-54 (Dickens); North Carolina: Fisheries (Crayon); Albany Fifty Years Ago; Frome Thebes to the Pyramids; The Angry Wave; Samuel Johnson (Macauley); Born Again; Caravan Journeys Through Central Asia; Uncle and Nephew ; etc. No statement on first editions, but subsequent printings are noted.Mycroft & Moran. Bound volume with 6 consecutive issues. First Edition.
Peter Owen. That little mark is a sure sign of a book club edition. Original Wraps. HARPER'S New Monthly Magazine; Volume XIV (14), Number LXXXIII, (83) April, 1857; Little Dorrit, chptrs 55-58 (Dickens); Holy City; A June Jaunt; Mosses; A Huguenot's Sword; Oliver Goldsmith (Macauley); Broken Down Kings; Three Numbers; The Leonards; etc. Alan Swallow. In general, hardcover editions stated "First edition (Month, Year)" or "First printing (Month, Year)"; paperback originals carried no statement on the copyright page for first printings; later printings were noted.Robert A. Ballou. Martin's Press. NY., 1860. Harper & Brothers, Publishers.
Small quarto, 9 1/2" tall, 864 pages, green cloth (rebinding-re-trimmed). States either "First published (Year)" or "First printing" on the copyright page of first editions.Farrar, Straus & Giroux. It is a burgundy color with decorative floral print all over. I didn’t have an exact date for the re-dedication but my research suggested 1884. Places the year of publication on the title page of first editions, removing it from subsequent printings and adding a notice to the copyright page. McBride publishing has been printing their indispensable A Pocket Guide to the Identification of First Editions and Points of Issue since 1996.
A fair issue overall, clean, with light wear, but spine chipped at the edges top and bottom, half of front cover torn away, back cover present but loose; internal binding solid for the most part , BUT the last signature of 4 pages loose. A handsome, well preserved copy. Prior to 1929, the date on the title page should match the last date on the copyright page of a first edition. Reprint publisher.Bobbs-Merrill. Any copy without 1880 on the title page but with the six word dedication is a later printing but before 1884. Harper & Row. 1st US edition. First Edition. Reprint publisher. Hamish Hamilton. First Edition. Prior to the 1970s, in general, no statement on first editions, but subsequent printings noted (may have occasionally used a first-edition statement). Once you have some level of confidence that your book is a first edition, you may be faced with a question of state. 23. Seller Inventory # 003010. Contribution s by Charles Dickens (Redeemed Profilgate, Widow's Story, Lawyer's Sto ry) William Thackery (The Newcomes, 6 parts) articles on New Orleans, Vampyrs!, Napoleon, Alligators and more. Since the early 1980s, have used a number row and a first-edition statement.Scribners. This issue very special for two things: A Winslow Homer double page center image titled 'The Two Great Classes' and a portion of the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations with two illustrations--first American printing. Publisher's stylized initials (FS) appear on the copyright page of first editions; no statement on subsequent printings.Farrar, Straus & Cudahy. In some cases, no indication to the contrary is the way that you can tell the first printing. Size: 8vo. The idea here is an elimination game. Condition: good. Three-quarter leather over boards. Harper's New Monthly Magazine. Text tight, appears unmarked.
As the first printing/first edition was being printed, some change would occasionally be introduced. As such it makes a terrific read as an anthology of its moment in time. In many instances, it did not state later printings but took the first-edition statement off after the first printing. Harper & Brothers, 1855. Binding is tight & square; gold spine lettering & decoration are crisp & intact- copy displays very well. Cloth & Boards. 14. Seller Inventory # 12883. Note: ''Harper's Magazine' began publication in 1850 and recreated the American magazine, serving as a promotional vehicle for Harper and Brothers books as well as the new 'literary' fiction and essay of the time, using sophisticated illustration and the best authors. In the mid-1970s, added a number row to the first-edition statement.Lippincott and Crowell. Harper & Bros., 1939. Also, beginning sometime in the late 1800s, usually placed the statement "Set up and electrotyped.
Prior to 1973, only sometimes placed "First Printing (Month, Year)" on the copyright page but always indicated later printings. Have used a number row since 1969.John C. Winston. The brothers also published Harper's Weekly (starting in New York City in June 1857), Harper's Bazar (starting in New York City in November 2, 1867), and Harper's Young People (starting in New York City in 1879). Decorative Cloth.
Mild foxing throug h-out, title page gathering starting to pull loose from the sewing at the bottom but still attached. No statement on the first edition; subsequent printings presumably noted.Collier. Published by Original Wraps. See Arkham House.Frederick A. Stokes Co. No statement on first editions, but subsequent printings noted.Sun Dial. No rips or tears and the spine and cover is unblimished. They began to use a number line to the bottom of the last page but often failed to remove the “First Edition” statement from later printings. First Edition. Condition: Good. Not much. Note: ''Harper's Magazine' began publication in 1850 and recreated the American magazine, serving as a promotional vehicle for Harper and Brothers books as well as the new 'literary' fiction and essay of the time, using sophisticated illustration and the best authors. As such it makes a terrific read as an anthology of its moment in time. Geography Prior to 1925, no statement on first editions, but subsequent printings were noted. Since 1964, have stated "First Edition." (May be no statement on books published early in this century).Michael Joseph Ltd. Mycroft & Moran. Hard cover. The printers fixed that error by tipping in the missing page, creating the second state of the first edition. Harper & Brothers, 1857. According to the publisher, a number row was adopted in 1994 for nonfiction titles only.Hamish Hamilton.
Heinemann, Ltd. / William Heinemann, Ltd. / William Heinemann. (May have occasionally used a "first edition" statement instead of the numerical identification.) Condition: VG. Until the late 1930s, no first edition statement, but subsequent printings noted. on other pages of this website, you will see the codes listed
As such it makes a terrific read as an anthology of its moment in time. States "First Edition" on the copyright page (also see month and date code above). Harper's New Monthly Magazine: Vol.31, June to Nov. 1865. as well as the advertisements and covers.
Sewing starting to nsho w on the front inner hinge but quite tight and firm.
In early 1920s, began stating "first edition," but may not have used any statement on books first published outside the U.S. (no statement on later printings).Duell, Sloan and Pearce. Deputy.Dotheboys Hall David Copperfield. First Edition. Currently uses a number row.Dillingham. Reference Hardcover/ no DJ (as issued); Good++ to VG condition. Seller Inventory # 23593. Rapp & Whiting. (Established in 1970.) 1812 - 1870].
W. Heinemann, Ltd. / William Heinemann, Ltd. / William Heinemann. More information about this seller to indicate when an edition was published in 1912. No statement on first editions.W. Bound volume with 6 consecutive issues.Quarter Bound in black leather & marbled boards.small 4to size, illustrated,816pp. Jacket quite worn, edges chipped, spine faded, cello tape repairs to back. Zane As such it makes a terrific read as an anthology of its moment in time. W. Norton. Counter intuitively, a 1 in the number line for that publisher during those years meant a later printing. | Contact this seller This issue very special for two things: A Winslow Homer double page center image titled 'The Two Great Classes' and a portion of the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations with two illustrations--first American printing. Because most publishers aren't typically in the business of trading in rare and collectible books, they haven't necessarily had a strong reason for a unified and consistent way of identifying first editions.
The presence of a date on the title page alone may identify books published prior to the mid-1800s as first editions. Hard cover.
Also present is a look at the petroleum region of America and other topics.
Dust Jacket Condition: Good, Chipped Edges. That bold declaration can't always be taken as authoritative, though. IT HAS DRAWINGS ON EVERY PAGE AND PICTURES THROUGHOUT. (Hudson, ME, U.S.A.), About this Item: Harper & Bros, New York, 1940. The initial error was fully addressed later in that print run when the missing dedication page was printed and bound into the book, creating the third state of the first edition. Note: ''Harper's Magazine' began publication in 1850 and recreated the American magazine, serving as a promotional vehicle for Harper and Brothers books as well as the new 'literary' fiction and essay of the time, using sophisticated illustration and the best authors. According to the publisher, began using a first-edition statement and noting later printings on the copyright page sometime in the late 1970s to early 1980s.Atheneum. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. After 1900, a number of publishers did not or currently do not put the date on the title page of their first editions. These [Harper & Row changed its name to HarperCollins in 1990].States "First Edition" and uses a number row which indicates the year of publication and printing (may sometimes fail to remove the "First Edition" statement from later printings).Harper & Row. 8vo. At the bottom right hand side of the cover is a picture of a golden rainbow arcing over a landscape and it says “The Rainbow Library”. as well as the advertisements and covers. The first edition criteria are as follows: The true first edition carries FIRST EDITION and the printing code M-E (indicating December 1955 as the printing date) on copyright page. Harvard University Press.