Notes on Metropolitan Opera Guide
The Met Guide went through numerous printings and two collectible editions. The listing of the first five printings, comprising the first edition (Toledano number 048.1), appear on the verso of the title page. Ultimately the listing looked like this:
First Edition--November 1939
There were no added printings between then and February 1946 (ML stopped reprinting Giants during the last two years of World War II because of paper shortages).
With the 6th printing in February 1946, ML stopped listing the printing dates. Also, that February printing eliminated the suggested recordings that appeared on pages 497 through 511, creating a collectible revised edition (048.2).
First copyright page text: First Edition
First binding style: G4
First inverse DJ number: 268 [G048.1]
Dates in print: 1939 - 1943 [G048.1]
Toledano number: G048.1, G048.2
Confirmed buckram sighting? yes
Intro author: Foreword by Mrs. August Belmont
Original language: English