[DWJ] Dwj Digest, Vol 109, Issue 11

Emma Falconer emmajanefalconer at gmail.com
Sat Nov 29 09:48:36 EST 2014


First editions often have a number line on the copyright page, like this
http://www.abebooks.co.uk/books/RareBooks/collecting-guide/what_books_collect/collecting-first-editions.shtml

On 28 November 2014 at 17:00, <dwj-request at suberic.net> wrote:

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>    1. Is this a first edition? (Carol Carr)
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Carol Carr <coracleg at gmail.com>
> To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion <dwj at suberic.net>
> Cc:
> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:26:55 +1300
> Subject: [DWJ] Is this a first edition?
> 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?
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> Any help will be appreciated.
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> Carol Carr, NZ
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Farah Mendlesohn <farah.sf at gmail.com>
> To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion <dwj at suberic.net>
> Cc:
> Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:53:31 +0000
> Subject: Re: [DWJ] Is this a first edition?
> Yes but possibly not first imprint. there should be a series number
> somewhere there.
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> On 28 November 2014 at 11:26, Carol Carr <coracleg at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > 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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