One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The earliest edition of a book or other printed work.‘a first edition of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’’
- ‘Previous sales of Jane Eyre first editions have commanded impressive prices.’
- ‘Last year, a set of four signed first editions went for around £25,000.’
- ‘Good quality first editions can fetch healthy prices.’
- ‘Author JK Rowling has given her personal support to an auction of rare Harry Potter first editions in Salisbury, which are expected to make a five-figure sum for charity.’
- ‘This updated text, first edition published in 1971, incorporates ideas on how managers and presenters can deal with our changing technological world.’
- ‘The first edition survives only in part of one copy; the second followed in the same year.’
- ‘The novel was a great success, the first edition selling out within the week.’
- ‘Probably no art book has been as widely read or sold as The Story of Art (first edition, 1950, and now in its sixteenth edition and available in multiple languages).’
- ‘The first edition of his collected works appeared in 1714.’
- ‘I have transferred her correction to this edition, although it is not in agreement with other uncorrected copies of the first edition.’
- ‘The title page of the first edition of John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi (1623) gives Richard Burbage the part of Ferdinand.’
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