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The Colour of Magic (Discworld, #1; Rincewind, #1)
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IcePhoenix | 5 comments Hey Librarians!

I have this edition:
judging from the cover, page number and description, but the ISBN is different on the book: 9780552124751 and leads to this edition:

Therefore I think the ISBN-s are mixed up for theese editions
Can anyone confirm it?


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Rolando Monge (rolmarin) | 11 comments Hello,
I have these two different books with two different isbn, but it is combined.

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Empress (the_empress) #3 That's a mess. Separated some editions. Probably needs further separation.

P.S. Please next time start a new thread. This one is tied to a specific book.

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Rolando Monge (rolmarin) | 11 comments Sorry, and thanks!

IcePhoenix | 5 comments #2 Yeah that's my edition indeed, I've just noticed there is a slight difference on the cover(the down left bird is missing and more reddish overall tone).
Out of curiosity, was this edition just added recently or the text leading to the alternative cover edition?(AFAIK I cant see the history of an entry so I'm just wondering if I'm really missed that text last time?)

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Empress (the_empress) If your cover is different than the edition I found and you scan it for us we can a separate edition.

This edition was added to the system on Oct 22, 2015. So not a recent one. However I added the link. Linking is not required and most librarians do not do it (or at least did not in 2015). Also if a user adds the editions they will not be able to cross-link.

What I usually do to search for ACEs without notes/links is the following:

Go to the all editions page. Sort by format. Pick up a secondary sort (preferred title, alternative is pub. year). Chose "Expand all details"

Then I look for the editions without ISBN/ASIN. IPress ctrl+f (and chose "highlight all results"). Type in Corgi in the search field (for the publisher).

This filtering gives me 15 English titles, 9 of which are by the same publisher and only 4 are missing ISBN numbers. Look at 4 editions and compare covers. Yours is the 3rd of these editions.

Hope that makes sense. Only took a minute to find.

IcePhoenix | 5 comments That is the edition I got. I've meant that the edition I linked(and thought I have) and what I have(and you linked) got different covers and I didn't notice that at first. Thanks for the tip with ACEs.
Thank you for your time and assistance.

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Empress (the_empress) IcePhoenix wrote: "ot different covers and I didn't notice that at first. ."

Yes, sometimes the differences are very subtle. Glad to help.

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