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What is a fictitious or false statement mention?

What is a fictional statement orWhat is a fictional statement or
A false statement corresponds to a commercial strategy of French publishers was to divide the print of the original edition into several fictitious slices and add on the cover and / or on the title page, a reference to the second, third, fourth edition ... all copies from 500 for example.

The colophon of all these "editions" remains the same, but publishers could well, as they had sold the first copies, give to believe that success was such that they had already reissued the book in question.

These false statements were completely fanciful and sometimes we meet with first editions 52nd notices. However, there are still a number of copies not bearing this visionary statement which, in the absence of major papers, remain the most sought and valued the copies with honors she was fictitious.

One last point to note: a number of copies are usually reserved for the author so that he can offer. Most of the time, it is best press service, marked SP, but copies were also used sometimes with honors authors for their dedications.
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