Here is my list of work multiples:
- Zondervan NIV Study Bible, Personal Size by God (Zondervan (2002), Paperback, 2240 pages)
Zondervan NIV Study Bible, Personal Size by God (Zondervan (2002), Paperback, 2240 pages)
- The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Harcourt (1968), Mass Market Paperback, 111 pages)
Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Harcourt Childrens Books (J) (1969), Paperback, 113 pages)
As you can see, I don’t have too many. The first is because both my husband and I have our own Bibles, both of which are the Zonderan NIV Study Bible. They aren’t actually the same printing and may not be the same number of pages (small changes to font, layout), but Bibles are so screwed up on LibraryThing, that I’m not changing anything, because they are the same work and I want them combined.
My only other double is The Little Prince/Le Petit Prince, and that is because I own the book in both French and English. Both copies are from high school when we had to read Le Petit Prince in my French III class. I read the chapters in English before reading them in French to increase my comprehension. I still try to repeat this process about once a year, to keep my horridly rusty French from disappearing completely (I took 5 years, but it has been nearly 8 years since I studied the language or spoke it with any frequency).
Do you have many multiple copies of books? Copies in different languages, with different translators, or simply different printings? Do you want a collector’s edition of your favorite books, or is any old reading copy enough for you?