View Full Version : How do I know if I have a 1st edition book?
January 21st, 2010, 06:26 AM
Can anyone help me find out if my book is a 1st edition?
January 21st, 2010, 07:36 AM
If you have a first edition, on one of the pages at the front (usually the very first page with writing on, it but not always) there will be a sequence of about 10 numbers. If it's a first edition the last number will be 1. This is the best way to check.
Also, if it's not a first edition it will often say on that page somewhere "first published in 1998 by whatever publisher" or something like that.
Occasionally they are very good and do actually write on that page that it is a first edition - but not very often!
January 21st, 2010, 07:50 AM
Ok I've had a look and both books start with 10 going down to 1, niether say they are first editions.
January 21st, 2010, 07:58 AM
Sounds like they are then, congratulations! As I said it won't always say it's a first, only sometimes.
January 21st, 2010, 08:13 AM
Cool thank you for your help :)
I'm still not sure as they were really quite cheap (under £10 each), They are the lost years volume 1 and 2 hard cover.
January 21st, 2010, 11:06 AM
Are they hard covers? UK or US?
January 21st, 2010, 12:41 PM
yes hard covers uk
January 22nd, 2010, 06:05 AM
You've done even better then, those books are rare!
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