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message 1: by Darren (new)

Darren (dazburns) | 58 comments re James Lee Burke's book "The Neon Rain"
which has 37 editions listed

most (if not all) editions do not have a "first published" year

this means it doesn't show a "published" year in book listings
and on shelves the "date pub" appears as "unknown"

is there a reason for this, or can it be fixed?

it's 1987 btw

message 2: by lethe (last edited Oct 20, 2017 01:21AM) (new)

lethe | 14207 comments Don't have time to check the date right now, but the original pub date relates to the work, not the editions. If it is filled in, it will show on all editions, and if it's not filled in, it won't show on any.

It happens quite a lot that the original date is not added.

message 3: by Ayshe (new)

Ayshe | 3069 comments I added it. Some sources have 1986 as the original publication year, but 1987 seems more likely and it was 1987 before it got removed here (probably due to combining).

message 4: by Darren (new)

Darren (dazburns) | 58 comments Many Thanks to you both!! :o) :o)

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