Omnibus edition

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An omnibus edition or omnibus is a work containing one or more works by the same or, more rarely, different authors. Commonly two or more components have been previously published as books but a collection of shorter works, or shorter works collected with one previous book, may be an omnibus.

Omnibus editions help consolidate longer series into fewer books. The prices are usually equal to or less than the price of buying each individual edition separately.


  • The Omnibus Jules Verne (4-Books-In-1: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in Eighty Days, The Blockade Runners, From the Earth to the Moon and a Trip Around It). Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co.[1]
  • The Sherlock Holmes illustrated omnibus : a facsimile ed. of all Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories, illustrated by Sidney Paget, as they originally appeared in the Strand magazine. London: John Murray. 1978.[2]
  • Agatha Christie 1920s Omnibus, Agatha Christie 1930s Omnibus, and so on to the 1960s Omnibus, are five omnibus editions of those novels by Agatha Christie that were originally published in one decade.[3]
  • Marvel Comics and DC Comics have published omnibus editions. DC calls these Showcase editions.
  • The Lord of the Rings has been sold in an omnibus containing all three volumes and 6 appendices.

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  1. ^ The Omnibus Jules Verne ( listing). Retrieved 2011-11-02.
  2. ^ The Sherlock Holmes illustrated omnibus (Harvard University online catalog listing). Retrieved 2011-11-02.
  3. ^ Agatha Christie: Omnibus Edition. Retrieved 2011-10-02.