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message 1: by S (new)

S (adze) | 9 comments I have this book:

Inside the book it doesn't have an ISBN but searching for when it was published I come up with this result:
My edition is also Hardcover. Publisher: The Companion Book Club, 1975 and has 252 pages.

But the ISBN in Goodreads comes up with this edition which was published much later. Can a book have the same ISBN and if so how do I add my edition?

message 2: by S (last edited Jan 21, 2017 01:38PM) (new)

S (adze) | 9 comments I also have the same issue with this book:

Where the ISBN is 0006165400, but the edition I have is published in 1988 by Fontana and looks like this:

also this one is the same
The edition I have looks like this
Is also from Fontana and has the same ISBN as this one:

message 3: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42443 comments Mod
In the other case of duplicate ISBNs, it may be that an ISBN was reused on a completely different book. This shouldn't happen because ISBNs are supposed to be unique, but exceptions have been found. If that is the case, manually add a new edition to the database, leaving the ISBN field blank. Then in the Description field, add a note stating the issue with the ISBN and listing the actual ISBN.

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