Reading the Reprintings

The Printer’s Side

Glenn Fleishman

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Book collectors make a big deal about first editions. Often, their interest is not just the first time a work appears in print, but rather the first printing of that work, too — a so-called first-first. It would be more accurate to call it the earliest edition, perhaps.

I’m not sure why there’s something so fetishized about it. The first edition taken as a whole may…

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Glenn Fleishman

Technology journalist, editor, letterpress printer, and two-time Jeopardy! champion. I seem to know everyone #glenning