I have a couple questions about Lifesavers

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I have a couple questions about Lifesavers

Postby orangejuicedrinker » March 12th, 2014, 3:29 pm

Hey all

A good few years ago I bought a 2nd hand copy of Weber's Lifesavers book (excellent by the way) and I will be selling it (a house move necessitates , sadly).

When I bought it I was under the impression that it was First Edition, but it lacks the usual "First Edition" statement on the copyright page that is in my other 1st Ed Kaufman & Co books. The copyright is dated 1991, which matches the introduction in the book.

I assume the book has been reprinted at least once, and I really don't want to accidentally claim the book is 1st Ed if it isn't. Do I have a 1st or a reprint?

Also, for completeness, my copy is lacking a dustcover... was this book originally issued with one?

Many thanks,
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Re: I have a couple questions about Lifesavers

Postby erdnasephile » March 12th, 2014, 3:32 pm

My first edition "Lifesavers" has "First Edition" printed on the copyright page. The customary row of numbers (6 5 4 3 2 1) indicates the first printing.

It did not come with a dustjacket.

Hope this helps!

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Re: I have a couple questions about Lifesavers

Postby orangejuicedrinker » March 12th, 2014, 3:39 pm

That certainly settles it. It appears I got a little ripped off. ;) Live and learn.

Many thanks!

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Re: I have a couple questions about Lifesavers

Postby Q. Kumber » March 12th, 2014, 3:53 pm

If it is of any help, Lifesavers are known as Polo mints in the UK.

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Re: I have a couple questions about Lifesavers

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 12th, 2014, 4:18 pm

The title of the book would not have made any sense if we called it "Polo Mints"! :D
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Re: I have a couple questions about Lifesavers

Postby Max Maven » March 12th, 2014, 7:32 pm

That row of numbers indicates the printing, not the edition. Thus, if the number sequence is missing the 1, it's the first edition, second print run. If it's missing the 1 and 2, it's the first edition, third print run. And so on.

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Re: I have a couple questions about Lifesavers

Postby orangejuicedrinker » March 13th, 2014, 12:21 pm

Books are cool

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Re: I have a couple questions about Lifesavers

Postby Q. Kumber » March 13th, 2014, 1:09 pm

orangejuicedrinker wrote:Books are cool


Just don't leave them in the sun.


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