first edition

the whole number of copies of a literary work printed first, from the same type, and issued together.
an individual copy from this number.
the first printing of a newspaper for a given date.

1900–05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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He wrote to everybody that had purchased his first edition.
But if you're thinking pristine, kept-in-its-original-jacket first edition,
  think again.
He came in one evening, after the first edition had gone to bed.
But having a a book signed-especially if it's a first edition-can absolutely
  raise its price.
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