identifying first editions?
is it always as easy as the full number line? cuz, i see a lot of full number lines in thrift stores, of books i would kill to have first editions of. i know *first printings* often say first edition or printing, but after that, does it get trickier?
“...There are so many ways of being despicable it quite makes one's head spin. But the way to be really despicable is to be contemptuous of other people's pain. You ought to have some apprehension that the man you see before you was once even younger than you are now and arrived at his present wretchedness by imperceptible degrees.”