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The Intelligent Investor: A Book of Practical Counsel
HARPER & BROTHERS, NEW YORK 1949 - extremely scarce first edition 1949. THIS COPY IS A LATER PRINTING PRINTED IN 1949 WITH from a classic author on the Stock Market. Minimal wear to boards, gilt title on spine, lightly age-toned pages. However, dust jacket sun faded, some loss of head of spine and brittleness, fore edge of jacket ford chipped, creased edges, some closed tears. The inner flap of dust jacket has a $3.50 price; number on bottom of front inner flap No. 7553, and the number on the rear of jacket bottom corner is No. 3086. They did however print a 'letter-letter' printing code on the copyright page-a standard procedure for Harper at that time, and known to Bookseller's as the "Harper Printing Code'. The first letter was the month of the year ('A' being January, 'B' February etc) and the second was the Year. Google Harper Printing Code and you will find a table showing the letters Harper used until they abandoned the system. In this case 'D-Y' means April, 1949. The Book was copyrighted in May, 1949, and obviously the original print run done up in the month before. If you look for other copies available on the web, you will see a number of them that claim the letter code of the First Printing should be 'A-Z'. That is false, as a perusal of the Harper Printing Code table you just Googled will show you that A-Z is the printing code for a January, 1950 Printing. Also note that some later printings now available for sale (including A-Z copies and F-Y copies among others), will use the word First Edition in the description of the Book offered, sometimes without indicating that the copy is, in fact, a later printing. That is because the SECOND EDITION did not come out until 1959, so that technically speaking, all PRINTINGS before then are FIRST EDITIONS, even though they might also be LATER PRINTINGS. All PRINTINGS of the Original Edition are collectible, but the most desirable is the First Printing (which this is). There is some confusion about this sometimes, as we Booksellers typically use First Edition and First Printing pretty much interchangeably much of the time. DATE PUBLISHED: 1949 EDITION: K-Y 276 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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