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How about First Editions? Are they something special? Or “just another book” to you?

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

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35 responses

  1. I like old books. The cover art on books released in the ’50s and ’60s tends to be humorous, so when looking for a book that’s been in print for several decades, I look for older copies to see what interesting covers I can find.

    I suppose there’s “something” about having a copy of a book’s first run (I have more than a few), but I don’t purpously seek out first editions online…I certainty wouldn’t pay extra just for the “first”iness. I would pay a little more for good cover art, that sort of thing.

  2. My first btt in a few weeks. My answer is somewhere in between the two here.

  3. Here’s mine – short, but sweet this week. 😉

    http://wp.me/pFyoG-rO

  4. Interesting question. Here’s my BTT for this week.

  5. Just answering here rather than the blog today: I love the idea of a first edition, but I wouldn’t seek one out or pay an exorbitant price for it. But if I happened across one at a decent price or someone gave me a first edition of a beloved novel as a gift, I’d love it.

  6. First editions are priceless treasures. They are the “Holy Grail” of book lovers.

  7. Because my answer was too “short & sweet” this week, I decided to go through the BTT archives and find another question to answer… http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/2010/12/02/btt-wish-list/. But, I also answered this week’s question in my post! So, check it out!

    ~MizB

  8. […] Thursday and time for Booking through Thursday.  Today’s Question is as follows: How about First Editions? Are they something special? Or […]

  9. Somehow I keep linking back when I don’t want to … not sure how I am doing this … sorry if I keep doing this on this site and putting double comments … anyways the comment above is my answer to this. 🙂

  10. Interesting question, in fact, I never even thought about it. Here’s my answer for Booking Through Thursday.

  11. I’m slightly less enamored with First Editions than I used to be, but I still get a thrill seeing one. 🙂

    My new What Were They Thinkin? is up at The Crowded Leaf.

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