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 This is our first edition of 2024, and with the start of the legislature things are already happening, including Gov. Andy Beshear's State of the Commonwealth address on Wednesday evening. Nick Hollkamp, The Courier-Journal, 3 Jan. 2024 This is the first edition of LALIFF since Axel Caballero took over last year as CEO of the Latino Film Institute, the larger organization behind the festival. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 24 May 2024 Norwood worked closely with FIU English professor Shawn Christian on the show, which pulls from The Wolfsonian’s own collection of first edition Harlem Renaissance books. Amanda Rosa, Miami Herald, 23 May 2024 The first edition of the supper club will take place May 11 at Lansdowne Manor, a historic farm in Centreville, on the Eastern Shore. Amanda Yeager, Baltimore Sun, 24 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for first edition 

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Word History

First Known Use

1542, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of first edition was in 1542

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“First edition.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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