[DWJ] Dwj Digest, Vol 109, Issue 11

Carol Carr coracleg at gmail.com
Sat Nov 29 14:31:04 EST 2014


There is no line of numbers on the copyright page.

I looked at the library aquisition date, and it's March 1978, not July - so
it is likely to precede the second edition/printing.

On Sun, Nov 30, 2014 at 3:48 AM, Emma Falconer <emmajanefalconer at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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
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> > From: Carol Carr <coracleg at gmail.com>
> > To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion <dwj at suberic.net>
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> > 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?
> >
> > Any help will be appreciated.
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > 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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