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Edition

 

the number of copies printed of a given title. In the USSR and other socialist countries, the number of copies printed of a book, pamphlet, or similar publication is planned in advance by the publisher in consultation with book-trade organizations after ascertaining the readers’ demand for the projected title. Short runs have up to 15,000 copies, medium runs, up to 100,000 copies, and mass long runs, more than 100,000 copies. Long runs are usually printed by several repeat runs (in Russian, zavody) owing to the large volume of printing that must be met at any one time. In the publication of some types of material, the size of the edition affects the author’s royalties. The number of copies in an edition is generally indicated in the publication information (the imprint).

In the capitalist countries, the size of the edition is determined by the publisher after surveying the book market and calculating the projected profit. As a rule, the number of copies printed is not indicated in the publication information.

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7) The original editions and Hawksworth's have Rotherhith here, though earlier in the work, Redriff is said to have been Gulliver's home in England.
There have been many editions of your works in this country, particularly the lovely South Sea sketches; but the editions are not equal to those of the American publishers.
Fresh editions of every paper had been sent up by our news agent, only to be glanced over and tossed down into a corner.
A man with a name like Grusczinsky could sell a dozen editions by himself.
by Aldus Manutius, Venice, 1495-8; re-impression supervised by Erasmus and with certain corrections by Grynaeus (including Rhetorica and Poetica), 1531, 1539, revised 1550; later editions were followed by that of Immanuel Bekker and Brandis
The author ventures to take this opportunity to thank his readers for the kind reception they have accorded to the successive editions of this tale during the last twelve years.
Those which first caught the eye were the Bernardins, with their three bell towers; Sainte-Geneviève, whose square tower, which still exists, makes us regret the rest; the Sorbonne, half college, half monastery, of which so admirable a nave survives; the fine quadrilateral cloister of the Mathurins; its neighbor, the cloister of Saint-Benoit, within whose walls they have had time to cobble up a theatre, between the seventh and eighth editions of this book; the Cordeliers, with their three enormous adjacent gables; the Augustins, whose graceful spire formed, after the Tour de Nesle, the second denticulation on this side of Paris, starting from the west.
In some editions, "in spite of Milady" reads "in spite of malady".
The carpet round his chair was littered with cigarette-ends and with the early editions of the morning papers.
And these strange nocturnal editions contained also the first brief cables from Europe of the fleet disaster, the North Atlantic fleet for which New York had always felt an especial pride and solicitude.
Some editions of the work contain a brief passage from Antigone, in Greek, at this spot.
Still I wish they were not there, and I hope the time will come when the beast-man will be so far subdued and tamed in us that the memory of him in literature shall be left to perish; that what is lewd and ribald in the great poets shall be kept out of such editions as are meant for general reading, and that the pedant-pride which now perpetuates it as an essential part of those poets shall no longer have its way.