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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
Limited edition
Definition english
Book intended to have a finite number of copies, usually intended as a collectible or artificial “rarity.” Often each volume in the edition is supplied with a specific number, and can be signed by the author, artist, binder, etc. Most limited editions have a limitation statement that elaborates on the wonderment of the volume in question. Some less than scrupulous publisher’s will issue editions limited to the number of copies that they can sell, with the limitation proclaimed, but the number not specified.
Term french
Tirage limité
Term danish
Begrænset oplag
Term dutch
Beperkte oplage
Term italian
Tiratura limitata
Term spanish
Tiraje limitado
Term swedish
Begränsad upplaga
Definition swedish
En upplaga som är begränsad till ett uttalat antal exemplar löper liten risk att komma bort i den löpande antikvariska hanteringen. äger den ett ointressant innehåll har den därför en tendens att bli irriterande vanlig. Någon omedelbar relation mellan högt ekonomiskt värde och begränsad upplaga existerar inte.
Term german
Limitierte Ausgabe
Definition german
Eine Ausgabe, bei der die Anzahl der hergestellten Exemplare klein und von vornherein begrenzt ist. Oft werden Liebhaberausgaben, Luxusdrucke, Privatdrucke als limitierte Ausgaben angefertigt, um einen erhöhten Seltenheitswert zu erreichen.
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