January 10, 2015 in 

A “First U.S. edition” refers to the initial printing and release for sale of a book within the US market. Moreover, this signifies that this specific edition represents its debut within this region of publication and sale.

“First U.S. edition” refers to any particular edition or printing with only one initial release in America. Collectors and enthusiasts who seek first-edition books often consider them more valuable and historically significant.

Publishers and authors often release books in multiple markets simultaneously or stagger the release in different countries; when this occurs, “First US Edition” refers to the edition published first within the US market despite earlier editions published elsewhere.

Collectors and bibliophiles take great care when identifying first-edition books; doing so often involves closely scrutinizing specific details, such as copyright pages, printing histories, bibliographic information, etc.

Notably, subsequent editions or printings of books in the US may be labeled with phrases such as “Second US edition” or “Revised US edition” to distinguish them from their initial release.

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CJ McDaniel

CJ grew up admiring books. His family owned a small bookstore throughout his early childhood, and he would spend weekends flipping through book after book, always sure to read the ones that looked the most interesting. Not much has changed since then, except now some of those interesting books he picks off the shelf were designed by his company!

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