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first edition

noun

: the first set of printed copies of a book; also : a single copy from such a set

Full Definition of FIRST EDITION

:  the copies of a literary work first printed from the same type and issued at the same time; also :  a single copy from a first edition

Examples of FIRST EDITION

  1. There were many errors in the book's first edition.
  2. She owns a valuable first edition of Huckleberry Finn.

First Known Use of FIRST EDITION

1568

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