From the FAQ:

Which first editions/first printings had ISBN numbers on their dust jackets?

With the single exception of 160.3 Auden's Selected Poetry (Second Edition), no book—neither giant nor regular edition—with an ISBN number on the dust jacket was a first printing. The presence of an ISBN number indicates a second or subsequent printing of the dust jacket.

For several discussions of this issue, see in the archives of the ModernLib discussion group (mailing list).

Contributors to this FAQ answer include:

John Wolansky J B Krygier Ron Holl

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