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noun
1.
an edition of one or more volumes for which a number of prospective purchasers place orders, usually in advance of publication.
2.
a specially designed edition offered to subscribers, usually on an installment or deferred payment plan, or on an installment or deferred delivery plan, or both.
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  • I thereupon withdrew it from publication at once, and am not including it in this subscription edition.

  • Then I ventured to suggest that Mr. Stallabras was receiving names for a subscription edition of his new poems.

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