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.
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.