[ModLib] More First Edition Points Needed For Many Titles
modlib at alltel.net
Tue Jul 3 15:23:42 EDT 2007
Yes to all of these!
WRT ISBN, I believe that any presence of an ISBN = Not a first (except for the first edition of the Auden 2nd edition). This has been discussed in the list serv before.
> In sum, here are some first edition points (some mentioned above,
> some not, with questions) that might be added to BookNotes for many
> * DJ back -- Is this generally a reliable indicator, based on the
> dates of use as noted in ModernLib, especially for post-1963 issues
> that had no "available titles" count at the top of the DJ inverse?
> * Price on DJ flap -- Some DJ flaps don't show prices. Are there any
> firsts that lack the price?
> * ISBN numbers -- Can the presence of these be used as a negative
> indicator (no first DJs had ISBN numbers) as a search of the mailing
> list archives seems to indicate?
> * Presence or absence of back-of-book catalog?
> * Dating key -- Especially useful for books in the 1963 - 1967 time
> frame, after "available titles" count disappeared from DJ inverses
> and while back-of-book catalogs were still being updated?
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