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first edition

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Literature
first editionˌfirst eˈdition noun [countable]  ALone of the first copies of a book, which is often valuable an impressive collection of 19th century first editions
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first editionMoreover, most of us seem to be so certain that a first edition is really a first edition.Peter had an impressive collection of 19th-century first editions on his shelves.In the newsroom, Bernstein and Woodward waited for the first edition of the afternoon Washington Star-News to arrive.In the first edition, a chapter was included on some fine houses still standing, but empty and at risk.Since the first edition of this book was published, men have gone to the moon and walked about on it.The first edition was essentially the work of one man and was published by the H W Wilson Company.
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