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What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources
Term english
First books
Definition english
The first book appearance by an author (usually refers to a book entirely by the author, not merely a first appearance of a poem or short story in an anthology). Frequently an established, well known author's first book is not widely known; i.e. James Fenimore Cooper's "Precaution".
Term french
First books
Term german
Erstlingswerke
Definition german
Das erste selbstständig erschienene Werk eines Autors, häufig sehr gesucht, da noch in geringer Auflage gedruckt, wie zum Beispiel "Die Buddenbrooks" von Thomas Mann.
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