first edition

noun
|Updated on: 8 Jul 2018

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

  1. There were many errors in the book's first edition.

  2. She owns a valuable first edition of Huckleberry Finn.

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Definition of first edition for English Language Learners

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


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