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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The first published copies of a literary work printed from the same type and distributed at the same time.
  • n. A single copy from a group published first.
  • n. The day's first press run of a newspaper.

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  • Generally used by book dealers and collectors to mean the first appearance of a work in book or pamphlet form, in its first printing. See also first edition thus.

    February 25, 2008