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John Carter, ABC for Book Collectors. 7th edition. With Corrections, Additions and an Introduction by Nicolas Barker. Oak Knoll Press 1995
Term english
Editio princeps
Definition english
"Latin for first edition. Purists restrict the use of the term to the first printed edition of a work which was in circulation in manuscript before printing was invented. It is common usage for any first edition of a classical author. There is old and respectable precedent for its use in a wider sense, simply as a synonym for first edition; but this is apt to sound a trifle affected today." (John Carter)
Term french
Edition princeps
Definition french
Se dit d'une première édition d'un ouvrage écrit avant l'invention de l'imprimerie.
Term swedish
Editio princeps
Definition swedish
Första tryckta upplagan, tidigare endast i handskrift. Används om de äldsta tryckta upplagorna av antikens och medeltidens klassiker.
Term german
Editio princeps
Definition german
Erstausgabe. Der Begriff wird überwiegend für die frühesten Ausgaben griechischer und lateinischer Klassiker und Inkunabeldrucke gebraucht, selbst wenn es sich dabei um eine noch unvollständige Textausgabe handelt.
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