Edition notice

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Geschmacksverirrungen im Kunstgewerbe, by Gustav Edmund Pazaurek, scan from the 3rd edition of 1919.

The edition notice (or copyright page) is the page in a book containing information about the current edition, usually on the back of the title page. It often contains a copyright notice, legal notices, publication information, printing history, cataloguing information from a national library, and an ISBN that uniquely identifies the work.[1]

At the bottom of the edition notice one often finds a line of numbers, some of which may appear to be missing, called the printers key. These indicate the book's print run.

Sometimes, there will also be a warning indicating that the book sold without a cover is a stripped book.

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