first edition


the whole number of copies of a literary work printed first, from the same type, and issued together.
an individual copy from this number.
the first printing of a newspaper for a given date.

Origin of first edition

First recorded in 1900–05 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for first edition

  • Fight against the first-edition craze, which is the maddest craze that ever affected book collecting.

    The Private Library|Arthur L. Humphreys