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message 1: by T. (last edited Sep 23, 2019 05:29AM) (new) - added it

T. Finley | 231 comments I wanted to add the book The Christmas Dolls by Carol Beach York to my 'to read' shelf. However, when I did a search by ISBN number the cover image that came up did not match my copy of the book. I was able to find a matching cover image under other editions. But the entry with that cover image lacked important information like the publisher's name, page count, and the ISBN. Since the ISBN and cover image on my copy don't correspond with each other in the database, I'm wondering whether my copy has an alternate cover, or if the ISBN was attributed to the wrong edition in the database. (I've uploaded a scan of the cover of my copy of the book. The ISBN is visible along the side near the spine edge.) Could you please look into this? Contact me if you need more info or explanation. Thank you.


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lethe | 13555 comments Hi T., do you know when your copy was published? I'm guessing it is older than 1993?


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T. Finley | 231 comments lethe wrote: "Hi T., do you know when your copy was published? I'm guessing it is older than 1993?"

The only date I can find on my copy of the book is on the back of the title page where it says 'copyright 1967'. However, this doesn't explain why the ISBN on my copy matches the ISBN that's in the database for the 1993 edition. I thought different editions were supposed to have slightly different ISBNs.


message 4: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 22696 comments Publishers often re-use isbns. Sometimes when they reprint the book, sometimes for a completely different book & author.


message 5: by lethe (last edited Sep 24, 2019 06:04AM) (new)

lethe | 13555 comments The edition that has your cover is this one: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

The existing image is cropped on the left-hand side and lacking the ISBN and price information. I managed to trace it back to pinterest.ru, a source that is definitely not allowed for book covers and data.

Replacing it with your cover and adding ACE notes.

ETA Done: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


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T. Finley | 231 comments lethe wrote: "The edition that has your cover is this one: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

The existing image is cropped on the left-hand side and lacking the ISBN and price inf..."

Thanks for your help.


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