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first edition

noun
1.
the whole number of copies of a literary work printed first, from the same type, and issued together.
2.
an individual copy from this number.
3.
the first printing of a newspaper for a given date.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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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.
  • The last chapter in that first edition was all about raising children.
  • But having a a book signed-especially if it's a first edition-can absolutely raise its price.
  • But in the drawings in the first edition of the book, they're in clothes.
  • Convictions expressed with the utmost confidence in the first edition of a book are scornfully renounced in the second.

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