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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 of first edition
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • Fight against the first-edition craze, which is the maddest craze that ever affected book collecting.

    The Private Library Arthur L. Humphreys

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