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.
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Democrats vs. Republicans: Which Came First?Since Democrats and Republicans appear to have an inexhaustible appetite for enjoying political friction, it seems worth offering some insight on which label came first, in the hopes that each group can use it to browbeat the other. The short answer is that republican came first, but as with so many political issues, that does not necessarily mean what we might think. The earliest recorded …
Origin of first edition
First recorded in 1900–05
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Fight against the first-edition craze, which is the maddest craze that ever affected book collecting.The Private Library|Arthur L. Humphreys