[DWJ] Is this a first edition?

Farah Mendlesohn farah.sf at gmail.com
Fri Nov 28 15:56:02 EST 2014


Send me photos of the inside. 

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> On 28 Nov 2014, at 20:49, Carol Carr <coracleg at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Thanks. Having been in the public library it has a number of stamps on, and
> a certain amount of internal damage. Shame about no cover.
> The page with the publishing details starts with the copyright, the ISBN
> number, "First  published in Great Britain 1977 by MACMILLAN LONDON LTD
> [and address], Associated companies in New York [etc]" Then at the bottom
> of the page is the Typesetter, and the Printer's details.
> Where can I look for anything else to help me?
> 
> On Sat, Nov 29, 2014 at 1:53 AM, Farah Mendlesohn <farah.sf at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> Yes but possibly not first imprint. there should be a series number
>> somewhere there.
>> 
>>> On 28 November 2014 at 11:26, Carol Carr <coracleg at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> I bought a hardback copy of Charmed Life recently in a secondhand shop.
>> It
>>> has no cover, but it has 208 numbered pages (there is a 209 not
>> numbered),
>>> is printed in 1977, says "first published in 1977" and no subsequent
>> dates.
>>> It has been a library book, and there is a handwritten date of aquisition
>>> "23.7.78"
>>> The title page just says, simply "Charmed Life" in lovely italics,
>> followed
>>> by DIANA WYNNE JONES in block capitals. At the bottom of the page is a
>>> large M for Macmillan.
>>> Without the cover will I be able to confirm if it's a first edition?
>>> 
>>> Any help will be appreciated.
>>> 
>>> Carol Carr, NZ
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>> 
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