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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri May 13, 2011 1:50 pm

Dotsie wrote:
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Dotsie wrote:
Who's Wee Dug wrote:If it has all the numbers Dotsie (just in case Mad is not online)if the 1 was missing itt would then be a 2nd printing of the 1st edition. :) although some start at zero to nine 0-9

OK, so what would a second edition look like?
I can't give you a screen shot as my books are still boxed,it would be the same as Mad's but the number sequence would be: 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 and so on the lowest number would be that print edition, if they ran zero to nine the number sequence would be: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 in a straight run and again 0 would indicate 1st /1st, hope that clarifies it for you. :)

Nope :lol: I just don't see the difference there between 1st edition 2nd printing and 2nd edition. But thanks anyway.
Dotsie the 2nd edition is a compleatly new print run with a new ISBN if another publisher issues it or when the print run for that book has run/sold out , if the number sequence starts with 2 that is still a 1st edition but a 2nd impression/printing. :)
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Postby spideyGirl » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:27 pm

:?: :?: :?:

Sorry I'm with Dotsie, i still don't get it? Surprising I can read at all eh?

Tony posted this on another thread - http://www.colinsmythe.co.uk/discworldpages/dwindex.htm but i'm not sure what it means if one of your books matches the list, does it mean its a good thing or are all books ever printed just listed here?

Taking one at random: ERIC paperback, has an ISBN:

0-575-05191-4, which digits should I be looking at?
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Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:51 pm

Not the ISBN, you are looking for a list of numbers such as

3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2

The lowest number indicates the edition. These will be on the same page as the ISBN which is why you were pointed at that page.
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Postby spideyGirl » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:57 pm

Ah, the lowest number at the end?
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Postby deldaisy » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:59 pm

We need need of those screen shot things Tony does (like when he was trying to teach me to quote :D ) but with a scan of a page of the book.
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Postby author3 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:00 pm

yeah good idea :P
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Postby spideyGirl » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:00 pm

On the back of my 'Eric' book is that ISBN number then the only other #'s are the barcode and a smaller barcode with '00299' on top of it? :?:
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Postby spideyGirl » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:03 pm

deldaisy wrote:We need need of those screen shot things Tony does (like when he was trying to teach me to quote :D ) but with a scan of a page of the book.


YES! Love a diagram :D
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Postby deldaisy » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:03 pm

The Mad Collector wrote:If you defintely got it in 1997 then it is almost certainly the first edition because it only came out on the 6th November that year and they printed 120,000 of them, making it the most common of the hardbacks.

It should be printed by Gollanz, the book club edition didn't come out until 1998, and there will be a series of numbers somewhere on the page that includes the ISBN which must have a 1 at the beginning similar to the example shown below

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Like this? NOW! WHAT number are you talking about? POINT. :D :D

Heres the article

This one POINTS to the numbers you need
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Postby spideyGirl » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:13 pm

It doesn't look like any of those

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Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:26 pm

No that's probably the price on the back cover.

Open the book, near the front you will find a page like the one shown above. Then look for the series of numbers counting up towards the middle of the series and read the lowest number.
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Postby spideyGirl » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:30 pm

It doesn't have one honest. Other than the ISBN there are no other numbers.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:54 pm

Spidey on the spine at the bottom does it have the publishers name on it or inside where THE IBSN is.
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Postby spideyGirl » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:04 pm

On the spine it has VG SF. And on back says Gollancz Paperback. :)
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:15 pm

Being a P/B it won't be a first.
This is what an ISBN is.

The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a unique numeric commercial book identifier based upon the 9-digit Standard Book Numbering (SBN) code ...

And for a more detailed explanation see below. :)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internatio ... r#Overview
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