first edition


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 in a Sentence

There were many errors in the book's first edition. She owns a valuable first edition of Huckleberry Finn.
Recent Examples on the Web The first edition of the dictionary had 10,000 entries. New York Times, 19 June 2022 This first edition features filmmakers from Argentina, Colombia, Peru, South Africa, India and Thailand. Lise Pedersen, Variety, 15 June 2022 The drawing of this scene (by the excellent Enrico Mazzanti) in the novel’s first edition is hard to look at. Joan Acocella, The New Yorker, 6 June 2022 Inside Vikings’ quest for ‘less predictable’ offense, starting with new coach's 'why' Since the first edition hit stores June 1, 1988, the franchise has sold more than 130 million copies and generated more than $4 billion, according to EA. Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 1 June 2022 The first edition of Bristol dirt last year had its challenges. Jenna Fryer, Orlando Sentinel, 19 Apr. 2022 The first edition of the book caused a sensation among royal fans as Kelly gave a rare behind-the-scenes look at the Queen's style, including how Kelly cleans the Queen's priceless jewels using gin and water. Stephanie Petit,, 18 Apr. 2022 The report is the first edition of the Environmental Performance Index to estimate future emissions, and its methodology has limitations. New York Times, 31 May 2022 On June 10, 1847, from a third-floor loft at the corner of Lake and LaSalle streets, the Chicago Tribune printed its first edition. Chicago Tribune Staff, Chicago Tribune, 22 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of first edition

1542, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jun 2022

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“First edition.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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