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Classic Chicago: Timeless Photographs of a Changing City
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Jessica (Blackfury99) | 38 comments ISBN#: 978-0-9915418-7-4
Should be connected to the book: "Chicago: Classic Photographs". It was edited by: Richard Cahan & Michael Williams. It has 240 pages. The book that GoodReads has connected to this ISBN# is incorrect.

OCLC WorldCat Record:

Schaumburg Township District Library (for correct cover photo):

Thank you for correcting this.

message 2: by Empress (last edited Jul 08, 2017 03:24AM) (new)

Empress (The_Empress) Hi Jessica.

The book your are talking about seem like the same book to me (the description of both books is identical, and link to seller websites lead to the title already on GR ). I have a dded your edition as an ACE though I am wondering if it is a 2nd extended edition or something like that.

Please note that we cannot move ISBN numbers without proof it was not used for the 2016 edition. And the fact the isbn was used for a new edition or different book does not prove that since ISBN numbers are constantly reused in this way.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Jessica (Blackfury99) | 38 comments The page number difference between the two books is drastically different.

Jessica (Blackfury99) | 38 comments Almost 100 pages more and the title is different. In the introduction, the authors wrote nothing to indicate that the book that I read was a "2nd edition" of an older one.

message 5: by Empress (last edited Jul 08, 2017 09:46AM) (new)

Empress (The_Empress) I am sorry Jessica, but a 100 page difference is not good enough reason to move an ISBN or to prove an edition should not be combined. It was the pblisher's choise to reuse the ISBN. We cannot assume an edition is not valid just because another edition/book exists with the same ISBN.
Also, the book Classic Chicago does exist with that ISBN13.

If you are not happy with the way I handled your request you can contact Goodreads directly and they will take action accordingly. They will also notify me if I should have proceeded differently. However the decision to move an ISBN number in this case cannot come from a librarian. The most I can do is separate the editions.

You can contact Goodreads by either flagging my post and writing a comment or emailing them directly from here. If you use the contact form please also send them a link to this topic.


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