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Subject: Old book, no ISBN
Date Posted: 11/27/2007 8:03 AM ET
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I have an old book about WWI published about 1972, it has no ISBN. So when did publishers start using ISBNs? I didn't realize it was so recent.

I think the book is part of a series by Ballantine Books.


Date Posted: 11/27/2007 8:10 AM ET
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ISBNs were not used till the mid seventies and they were widely used then.

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Date Posted: 11/27/2007 10:14 AM ET
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And when ISBNs first came into use there didn't seem to be any standard about where on the book they would be found.  So if you have a book from the 1970s you may have to look in several places before you find an ISBN.