Help me Veb, or other bibliophiles

In a book there is a page that gives all sorts of information about the copywrite dates and printing and stuff. There is often a row of digits. (not the ISBN number but, a row of seperate digits. Like 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10)

Anyone know what those are?


-Frankie

I’m not a shrimp, I’m a King Prawn.
-Pepe the Prawn

Printing information.

If you have the full run, including the “1,” you’ve got the first printing of the first edition. Collectable, y’know?

If the run goes “10 9 8 7 6,” it’s the sixth printing.

Warning: Some devious publishers have added a “0” to the number line, so the second printing starts with the “1,” and people seeking first prints are fooled.


Uke

Thanks Uke! Preciate the info.

I’d love to talk to you about books if you want to email me!

-Frankie

I’m not a shrimp, I’m a King Prawn.
-Pepe the Prawn