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message 1: by David (new)

David | 1 comments I tried to put out this book on bookswap, but couldn't find my edition.

This page:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14...
shows the isbn to be 0465053548

This page:
http://www.goodreads.com/owned_books/...
shows this:
edition data
published October 7th 1994 by Basic Books
binding Hardcover, 176 pages
isbn 9780465053544

The edition I have is a paperback version (isbn 0465053548) that only has 150 pages, was published by Basic Books in 1994, and has the same cover art as the hardback edition listed in the database. I tried to add the book myself, but an error message directed me here.


message 2: by Cait (new)

Cait (tigercait) | 5005 comments Oh, that's a problematic book! It looks like the same ISBN was used for the hardcover and the paperback editions despite the different page count, although it's possible that there's a bad cataloging record being passed around the book sites. For now, I'll create an alternate edition so that you can add your book to swap with the correct binding and page numbers:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10...

Only one edition can "own" the ISBN, so the ISBN fields in the alternate edition can't be filled in. This does happen occasionally, though (usually by mistake), so we have a standard type of librarian note for it.


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