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Referencing a re-print of an original text

Hi there,

 

I have a book that was originally written back in 1938, but it was re-printed in the 1980's. I don't know how many times it's been re-printed over the years, so I don't know if I should be referencing it as if it is another edition, as outlined in the guide? It hasn't been revised, just reprinted.

 

Thanks!

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Hi Rebecca,

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D Litting, 3 years ago

Hi Rebecca,

I wouldn't worry about this too much, just reference the book you have, which is printed in 1980. If it doesn't specify the edition don't include any information to that effect. Imagine how many times Shakespeare's Hamlet has been reprinted! So long as the reader can locate the version of the book you have you've done your job...

Cheers!

David

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