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U.S. Bantam Paperback Editions

As sister publications to the Sterling U.S. editions, the mass-market paperback editions of the Guinness Book of World Records contain exactly the same information but at a "popular price". The first Bantam edition, published in October 1963 was priced at 95 cents and states, "Here is the first inexpensive paperback edition of the world-famous record book". According to Norris McWhirter, the mastermind behind the success of the Bantam editions was Esther Margolis, who was at Bantam for 17 years and became its first senior vice-president for marketing, publicity and communications world-wide.

Some special editions of the paperback are known - we have a few, but are always interested to find more; if you can help, please let us know.

1963 The famous Guinness book of World Records

Edition

Third U.S. Edition1

Publication Date

October 1963

Cover

White background

Price New

$0.95

Foreword

August 1963, Benjamin Guinness, Viscount Elveden

Pages

317

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Animal and Plant Kingdoms", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "The Human World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The Business World", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "Human Achievements" and "Sports")
Dimensions 7x4 inches (177x108 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd., London

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 271 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016

Notes:
  1. The 3rd U.S. Edition was later known as the 4th edition. This edition was derived from the September 1963 Sterling edition.
  2. The preface says, "Eight years have now elapsed and fifteen editions have gone to press in four countries since the Guinness Book of Records was first published in October of 1955".

  3. After the first printing of the first edition, a number of follow-up printings were made prior to the release of a "Revised edition" (also known as the Fifth Printing) in April 1964:

    2nd Printing, October 1963

    3rd Printing, December 1963

    4th Printing, February 1964

 

1964 The famous Guinness book of World Records (Revised edition)

Edition

Third U.S. Edition1

Publication Date

April 1964

Cover

White background

Price New

$0.95

Foreword

November 1963, Benjamin Guinness, Viscount Elveden

Pages

317

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Animal and Plant Kingdoms", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "The Human World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The Business World", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "Human Achievements" and "Sports")
Dimensions 7x4 inches (177x108 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd., London

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 271 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016

Notes:
  1. The 3rd U.S. Edition was later known as the 4th edition. This edition was derived from the September 1963 Sterling edition.
  2. This edition was also known as the 5th Printing.

  3. The preface says, "Eight years have now elapsed and fifteen editions have gone to press in four countries since the Guinness Book of Records was first published in October of 1955".

  4. Between the revised edition and the "Revised and enlarged Bantam Special edition" of June 1966, the following printings occurred:

    6th Printing, July 1964

    7th Printing, April 1965

    8th Printing, November 1965

    9th Printing, December 1965

    10th Printing, December 1965

    11th Printing, January 1966

    12th Printing, February 1966

 

1966 Revised and enlarged Bantam Special Edition

Edition

Fifth U.S. edition

Publication Date

June 1966

Cover

White background

Price New

$1.00

Foreword

March 1966, Benjamin Guinness, Viscount Elveden

Pages

399

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Animal and Plant Kingdoms", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "The Human World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The Business World", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "Human Achievements" and "Sports")
Dimensions 7x4 inches (177x108 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd., London

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 271 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016

Notes:
  1. A special edition of this book was produced for the Chicago Daily News.
  2. The "Revised and enlarged Bantam Special edition" printings were then:

    2nd Printing, June 1966

    3rd Printing, September 1966

    4th Printing, November 1966

    5th Printing, January 1967

    6th Printing, June 1967

    7th Printing, July 1967

 

1968 Revised and enlarged New Bantam edition

Edition

Sixth U.S. Edition

Publication Date

March 1968

Cover

White background

Price New

$1.00

Foreword

January 1968, Benjamin Guinness, Viscount Elveden

Pages

464

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Animal and Plant Kingdoms", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The Business World", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "The Human World", "Human Achievements" and "Sports, Games & Pastimes")
Dimensions 7x4 inches (177x106 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd., London

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 271 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016

Notes:
  1. This edition had 9 printings through to October 1969:

    1st Printing, March 1968

    2nd Printing, March 1968

    3rd Printing, April 1968

    4th Printing, July 1968

    5th Printing, November 1968

    6th Printing, March 1969

    7th Printing, June 1969

    8th Printing, August 1969

    9th Printing, October 1969

 

1970 Revised and enlarged new Bantam edition

Edition

Ninth U.S. Edition

Publication Date

May 1970

Cover

White background

Price New

$1.25

SBN

0-553-04822-8

Foreword

January 1970, Benjamin Guinness, Earl of Iveagh

Pages

544

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Animal and Plant Kingdoms", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The Business World", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "The Human World", "Human Achievements" and "Sports, Games & Pastimes")
Dimensions 7x4 inches (177x106 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd., London

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019

Notes:
  1. This edition had 6 printings through to December 1970:

    1st Printing, May 1970

    2nd Printing, May 1970

    3rd Printing, July 1970

    4th Printing, September 1970

    5th Printing, December 1970

    6th Printing, December 1970

 

1971 Revised and enlarged new Bantam edition

Edition

Tenth U.S. Edition

Publication Date

April 1971

Cover

Black background

Price New

$1.50

SBN

0-553-06571-8

Foreword

January 1971, Benjamin Guinness, Earl of Iveagh

Pages

608

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Animal and Plant Kingdoms", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The Business World", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "The Human World", "Human Achievements" and "Sports, Games & Pastimes")
Dimensions 7x4 inches (177x106 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd., London

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019

Notes:
  1. This edition had 12 printings through to February 1972 and a total of 17 printings through to September 1972.
  2. A Cracker Jack popcorn promotion allowed this edition to be bought for 75 cents.

No new edition was published in 1972 (reprinting of the 1971 edition continued through to September), so the next edition was the 1973 edition with data from the 11th U.S. Edition:

1973 Revised and enlarged new Bantam edition

Edition

Eleventh U.S. Edition

Publication Date

April 1973

Cover

Light beige background

Price New

$1.50

SBN

0-553-07152-1

Foreword

August 1972, Benjamin Guinness, Earl of Iveagh

Pages

639

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Animal and Plant Kingdoms", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The Business World", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "The Human World", "Human Achievements" and "Sports, Games & Pastimes")
Dimensions 7x4 inches (177x106 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd., London

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019

Notes:

This edition had 17 printings through to December 1973.

James McConnell has a "Special Pre-publication Edition" of this edition (right), presumably sent out to reviewers in advance of the official launch date.

We have an edition printed for Central Federal Savings (left), and one from "Your Ford Dealer".

 

1974 Revised and enlarged new Bantam edition

Edition

Twelfth U.S. Edition

Publication Date

March 1974

Cover

White background

Price New

$1.75

SBN

0-553-08042-3

Foreword

October 1973, Benjamin Guinness, Earl of Iveagh

Pages

672

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Animal and Plant Kingdoms", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The Business World", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "The Human World", "Human Achievements" and "Sports, Games & Pastimes")
Dimensions c.7x4 inches (180x106 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd., London

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019

Notes:
  1. This edition had 10 printings through to November 1974.
  2. We have a special edition which was produced for Ford dealers of Northland America.

 

1975 Revised and enlarged new Bantam edition

Edition

Thirteenth U.S. Edition

Publication Date

February 1975

Cover

Yellow background

Price New

$1.95

SBN

0-553-08736-6

Foreword

September 1974, Benjamin Guinness, Earl of Iveagh

Pages

688

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Animal and Plant Kingdoms", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The Business World", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "The Human World", "Human Achievements" and "Sports, Games & Pastimes")
Dimensions c.7x4 inches (180x106 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd., London

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019

Notes:
  1. This edition had 13 printings through to August 1975.
  2. We have special Sears, Country Kitchen and Coast Federal Savings branded copies of this edition.
  3. We also have an August 1975 edition 10th printing (pictured right) with an alternative cover featuring Robert Earl Hughes (distributed by Broadway Bookfinders).

 

1976 Revised and enlarged new Bantam edition

Edition

Fourteenth U.S. Edition

Publication Date

March 1976

Cover

Pale Blue background

Price New

$1.95

Foreword

September 1975, Benjamin Guinness, Earl of Iveagh

Pages

704

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Animal and Plant Kingdoms", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "The Business World", "The Human World", "Human Achievements" and "Sports, Games & Pastimes")
Dimensions 7x4 inches (175x106 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd., London

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019

Notes:
  1. One of our copies (pictured) is a Scholastic edition.

  2. We also have an RCA Special Gift Edition.

  3. Page 704 has Late Records in 10 sections.

  4. This edition had 10 printings through to October 1976.

 

1977 Revised and enlarged new Bantam edition

Edition

Fifteenth U.S. Edition

Publication Date

January 1977

Cover

Red background

Price New

$2.25

ISBN

0-553-09462-9

Foreword

September 1976, Benjamin Guinness, Earl of Iveagh

Pages

704

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Animal and Plant Kingdoms", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "The Business World", "The Human World", "Human Achievements" and "Sports, Games & Pastimes")
Dimensions 7x4 inches (178x106 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd., London

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019

Notes:
  1. Pages 699 to 704 have pictorial late records in 11 categories.

  2. This edition had 10 printings through to September 1977.

 

1978 Revised and enlarged new Bantam edition

Edition

Sixteenth U.S. Edition

Publication Date

March 1978

Cover

Orange background

Price New

$2.25

ISBN

0-553-11255-4

Foreword

September 1977, Benjamin Guinness, Earl of Iveagh

Pages

704

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Animal and Plant Kingdoms", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "The Business World", "The Human World", "Human Achievements" and "Sports, Games & Pastimes")
Dimensions 7x4 inches (178x106 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd., London

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019

Notes:
  1. Pages 703 and 704 have late records in 23 categories.

  2. This edition had 2 printings through to November 1978.

  3. Our copy has a Bonus Free Ticket to any Guinness Museum (good for one free admission for holder when accompanied by person paying full price):

 

1979 Revised and enlarged new Bantam edition

Edition

Seventeenth U.S. Edition

Publication Date

April 1979

Cover

White background

Price New

$2.95

ISBN

0-553-12370-X

Foreword

September 1978, Benjamin Guinness, Earl of Iveagh

Pages

704

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Animal and Plant Kingdoms", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "The Business World", "The Human World", "Human Achievements" and "Sports, Games & Pastimes")
Dimensions 7x4 inches (178x106 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd., London

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019

Notes:
  1. One of our copies (pictured) is a July 1979 5th printing, "Special Book Club Edition" (ISBN 0-553-16143-1).

  2. Pages 699 to 704 have pictorial late records in 41 categories.

  3. This edition had 7 printings through to October 1979.

 

1980 Revised and enlarged new Bantam edition

Edition

Eighteenth U.S. Edition

Publication Date

March 1980

Cover

Yellow background

Price New

$2.95

ISBN

0-553-13300-4

Foreword

September 1979, Benjamin Guinness, Earl of Iveagh

Pages

704

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Animal and Plant Kingdoms", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "The Business World", "The Human World", "Human Achievements" and "Sports, Games & Pastimes")
Dimensions 7x4 inches (178x106 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019

Notes:
  1. Pages 671 to 676 have late records in 80 categories.

  2. This edition had 9 printings through to October 1980.

  3. We also have a "Special Book Club Edition" (ISBN: 0-553-16218-7).

 

1981 Revised and enlarged new Bantam edition

Edition

Nineteenth U.S. Edition

Publication Date

March 1981

Cover

Red background

Price New

$3.50

ISBN

0-553-14500-2

Foreword

September 1980, Benjamin Guinness, Earl of Iveagh

Pages

672

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Animal and Plant Kingdoms", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "The Business World", "The Human World", "Human Achievements" and "Sports, Games & Pastimes")
Dimensions 7x4 inches (178x106 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10103

Notes:
  1. Pages 651 to 657 have Newly Verified Records in 57 categories.

  2. This edition had 4 printings through to November 1981.

  3. One of our copies is a "Special Book Club Edition" (ISBN: 0-553-16293-4).

 

1982 Revised and enlarged new Bantam edition

Edition

Twentieth U.S. Edition

Publication Date

March 1982

Cover

White background

Price New

$3.95

ISBN

0-553-20356-8

Foreword

September 1981, Benjamin Guinness, Earl of Iveagh

Pages

704

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Animal and Plant Kingdoms", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "The Business World", "The Human World", "Human Achievements" and "Sports, Games & Pastimes")
Dimensions 6x4 inches (175x108 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10103

Notes:
  1. Pages 683 to 687 have Newly Verified Records in 52 sections.

  2. This edition had 5 printings through to August 1982.

  3. We have a third printing, which has additional credits on page 704, and is branded "Special Premium Edition" (pictured right).

 

1983 Revised and enlarged new Bantam edition

Edition

Twenty First U.S. Edition

Publication Date

April 1983

Cover

Orange/Red background

Price New

$3.95

ISBN

0-553-23111-1

Foreword

September 15, 1982, Benjamin Guinness, Earl of Iveagh

Pages

758

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Animal and Plant Kingdoms", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "The Business World", "The Human World", "Human Achievements" and "Sports, Games & Pastimes")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10103

Notes:
  1. Pages 732 to 736 have Newly Verified Records in 55 sections.

  2. This edition had 4 printings through to October 1983.

  3. Some copies were distributed in a leather outer cover, with the text "Keep Young at Heart".

 

1984 Revised and enlarged new Bantam edition

Edition

Twenty Second U.S. Edition

Publication Date

April 1984

Cover

Green background

Price New

$3.95

ISBN

0-553-23990-2

Foreword

January 1984, Benjamin Guinness, Earl of Iveagh

Pages

702

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Living World", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "The Business World", "Human Achievements", "The Human World" and "Sports, Games and Pastimes")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10103

Notes:
  1. The copyright page has an incorrect (and invalid) ISBN.

  2. This edition had 3 printings through to July 1984.

 

1985 Revised and enlarged new Bantam edition

Edition

Twenty Third U.S. Edition

Publication Date

April 1985

Cover

Black background

Price New

$3.95

ISBN

0-553-24805-7

Foreword

Benjamin Guinness, Earl of Iveagh

Pages

694

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Living World", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "The Business World", "The Human World", "Human Achievements" and "Sports, Games & Pastimes")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10103

Notes:
  1. Pages 678 and 679 have Newly Verified Records in 20 sections.

  2. Pages 679 and 680 list 18 World Records Set in the 1984 Olympics.

  3. This edition had 3 printings through to August 1985.

 

1986 Revised and enlarged new Bantam edition

Edition

Twenty Fourth U.S. Edition

Publication Date

April 1986

Cover

Pink background

Price New

$4.50

ISBN

0-553-25454-5

Foreword

October 1985, Benjamin Guinness, Earl of Iveagh

Pages

709

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Living World", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "The Business World", "The Human World", "Human Achievements" and "Sports, Games & Pastimes")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10103

Notes:
  1. Pages 682 to 685 have Newly Verified Records in 24 sections.

  2. This edition had 4 printings through to October 1986.

 

1987 Revised and enlarged new Bantam edition

Edition

Twenty Fifth U.S. Edition

Publication Date

April 1987

Cover

Blue background

Price New

$4.95

ISBN

0-553-26408-7

Foreword

October 1986, Benjamin Guinness, Earl of Iveagh

Pages

7694

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Living World", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "The Business World", "The Human World", "Human Achievements" and "Sports, Games & Pastimes")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10103

Notes:
  1. Our copy is a "Special Book Club Edition" (ISBN 0-553-16714-6).

  2. Pages 667 to 672 have Newly Verified Records in 53 sections.

 

1988 Revised and enlarged new Bantam edition

Edition

Twenty Sixth U.S. Edition

Publication Date

April 1988

Cover

 

Price New

$4.95

ISBN

0-553-27066-4

Foreword

October 1987, Benjamin Guinness, Earl of Iveagh

Pages

694

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Living World", "The Natural World", "The Universe & Space", "The Scientific World", "The Arts & Entertainment", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "The Business World", "The Human World", "Human Achievements" and "The Sports World")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
Copyright Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Publisher

Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10103

Notes:
  1. A special edition of this book was produced for Glaxo Pharmaceuticals.

 

1989 Revised and enlarged new Bantam edition

Edition

Twenty Seventh U.S. Edition

Publication Date

April 1989

Cover

White background

Price New

$4.95

ISBN

0-553-16891-6 / 0-553-27926-2

Foreword

October 1988, Benjamin Guinness, Earl of Iveagh

Pages

694

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Living World", "The Natural World", "The Universe & Space", "The Scientific World", "The Arts & Entertainment", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "The Business World", "The Human World", "Human Achievements" and "Sports, Games & Pastimes")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
Copyright Guinness Publishing Ltd.

Publisher

Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10103

Notes:
  1. Pages 675 to 677 have Newly Verified Records in 26 sections.

 

1990 Revised and enlarged new Bantam edition

Edition

Twenty Eighth U.S. Edition

Publication Date

April 1990

Cover

Silver background

Price New

$5.95

ISBN

0-553-16944-0 / 0-553-28452-5

Foreword

October 1989, Benjamin Guinness, Earl of Iveagh

Pages

678

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Living World", "The Natural World", "The Universe & Space", "The Scientific World", "The Arts & Entertainment", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "The Business World", "The Human World", "Human Achievements" and "The Sports World")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
Copyright Guinness Publishing Ltd.

Publisher

Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10103

Notes:
  1. Pages 652 to 657 have Newly Verified Records in 37 sections.

 

1991 Revised and enlarged new Bantam edition

Edition

Twenty Ninth U.S. Edition

Publication Date

April 1991

Cover

Yellow background

Price New

$6.95

ISBN

0-553-28954-3 / 0-553-16995-3

Pages

820

Chapters 11 ("The Human Being", "The Living World", "The Natural World and Space", "Science and Technology", "Buildings and Structures", "Transport", "The Business World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "Human Achievements", "The Human World" and "Sports and Games")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
Copyright Guinness Publishing Ltd.

Publisher

Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10103

Notes:
  1. This is the first "Facts on File" edition.

 

1992 Revised and enlarged new Bantam edition

Edition

Thirtieth Edition

Publication Date

April 1992

Cover

Red background

Price New

$6.99

ISBN

0-553-29537-3 / 0-553-29538-1

Pages

833

Chapters 11 ("The Earth and Space", "The Living World", "The Human Being", "The Human World", "Science and Technology", "Buildings and Structures", "Transport", "The Business World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "Human Achievements",  and "Sports and Games")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
Copyright Guinness Publishing Ltd.

Publisher

Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10103

 

1993 Bantam edition

Edition

Thirty Second Edition Note 1

Publication Date

April 1993

Cover

Blue background

Price New

$6.99

ISBN

0-553-56257-6 / 0-553-54098-X

Pages

847

Chapters 11 ("Earth and Space", "Living World", "Human Beings", "Science and Technology", "Buildings and Structures", "Transport", "Business World", "Arts and Entertainment", "Human World", "Human Achievements",  and "Sports and Games")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
Copyright Guinness Publishing Ltd.

Publisher

Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10103

Notes:
  1. As with the related Facts on File edition, this edition states that it is "the 32nd American Edition of the Guinness Book of Records". The previous edition was the 30th, so at some point in 1992/1993, the 31st edition disappeared!

 

1994 Bantam edition

Edition

Thirty Third Edition

Publication Date

April 1994

Cover

Brown/Gold background

Price New

$6.99

ISBN

0-553-56561-3

Pages

819

Chapters 11 ("Earth and Space", "Living World", "Human Beings", "Science and Technology", "Buildings and Structures", "Transport", "Business World", "Arts & Entertainment", "Human World", "Human Achievements",  and "Sports and Games")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
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Notes:
  1. We also have a copy of this edition in hardback (turtleback).
  2. A special version of this edition was produced for Grolier Incorporated for inclusion in their Guinness Multimedia Disc of Records "big box" set.

 

1995 Bantam edition

Publication Date

April 1995

Cover

Yellow background

Price New

$6.99

ISBN

0-553-556942-2

Pages

788

Chapters 10 ("Human Being", "Living World", "Earth & Space", "Science & Technology", "Buildings & Structures", "Transport", "Arts & Entertainment", "Business & Public Affairs", "Human Achievements",  and "Sports & Games")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
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1996 Bantam edition

Publication Date

April 1996

Cover

Red background

Price New

$6.99

ISBN

0-553-57580-5

Pages

774

Chapters 10 ("Human Being", "Living World", "Earth & Space", "Science & Technology", "Buildings & Structures", "Transport", "Arts & Entertainment", "Business & Law", "Human Achievements",  and "Sports & Games")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
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1997 Bantam edition

Publication Date

April 1997

Cover

Turquoise background

Price New

$6.99

ISBN

0-553-57684-4

Pages

704

Chapters 11 ("Human Being", "Living World", "Earth and Space", "Science and Technology", "Buildings and Structures", "Transport", "Arts and Entertainment", "Business and Law", "Human World", "Human Achievements",  and "Sports and Games")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
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1998 Bantam edition

Publication Date

March 1998

Cover

Green background

Price New

$6.99

ISBN

0-553-57895-2

Pages

750

Chapters 11 ("Fantastic Feats", "Hobbies and Pastimes", "Transportation", "Science and Technology", "Earth and Space", "Human World", "Commerce", "Living World", "Human Being", "Arts and Entertainment" and "Sports")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
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1999 Bantam edition

Publication Date

May 1999

Cover

Black background

Price New

$6.99

ISBN

0-553-58075-2

Pages

639

Chapters 12 ("Fame", "Money & Big Business", "Extraordinary People", "Extraordinary Lives", "The Body", "The Natural World", "The Material World", "Hi-Tech", "War & Disaster", "Arts & Media", "Music & Fashion" and "Sporting Heroes")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
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2000 Bantam edition

Publication Date

May 2000

Cover

Silver background

Price New

$6.99

ISBN

0-553-58268-2

Pages

560

Chapters 10 ("Courage", "Knowledge", "Achievement", "Wealth", "Fame", "Media & Pop Culture", "The Body", "Technology", "Danger & Disaster" and "Sports")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
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2001 Bantam edition

Publication Date

May 2001

Cover

Purple background

Price New

$6.99

ISBN

0-553-58375-1

Pages

497

Chapters Chapters abandoned - the book now has one hundred and fourteen record sections (with a key of seventeen categories).
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
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2002 Bantam edition

Publication Date

May 2002

Cover

Black background

Price New

$7.50

ISBN

0-553-58378-6

Pages

540

Chapters 9 ("The Human Body", "Fame and Money", "Human Achievements", "The Living Planet", "World Matters", "The Material World", "Arts and Entertainment", "Technology" and "Sports")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
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2003 Bantam edition

Publication Date

May 2003

Cover

White background

Price New

$7.50

ISBN

0-553-58636-X

Pages

511

Chapters 13 ("Human Achievement", "Amazing Feats", "The Human Body", "Powerful World", "Amazing Nature", "Society and Politics", "Amazing Objects", "Buildings and Structures", "Planes, Trains and Autos" ,"Military Service", "Technology and Science", "Entertainment" and "Sports")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
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Bantam Dell, a Division of Random House, Inc., New York, New York

 

2004 Bantam edition

Publication Date

May 2004

Cover

Blue background

Price New

$7.50

ISBN

0-553-58712-9

Pages

562

Chapters

9 ("Humans", "Natural World", "Modern World", "Material World", "Feats of Engineering", "Science and Technology", "Art and Media", "Music and Entertainment" and "Sports")

Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
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2005 Bantam edition

Publication Date

May 2005

Cover

Gold background

Price New

$7.50

ISBN

0-553-58810-9

Pages

588

Chapters 9 ("Human Beings", "Natural World", "Modern World", "Material World", "Feats of Engineering", "Science & Technology", "Art & Media", "Music & Entertainment" and "Sport")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
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2006 Bantam edition

Publication Date

May 2006

Cover

Green background

Price New

$7.50

ISBN

0-553-58906-7

Pages

626

Chapters 8 ("Human Body", "Human Achievements", "Natural World", "Science & Technology", "Modern Society", "Art & Entertainment", "Engineering" and "Sports & Games")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
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2007 Bantam edition

Publication Date

May 2007

Cover

Blue background

Price New

$7.50

ISBN

0-553-58992-X

Pages

610

Chapters 9 ("Planet Earth", "Life on Earth", "Human Body", "Human Achievements", "Society", "Science & Technology", "Arts & Media", "Engineering" and "Sports & Games")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
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2008 Bantam edition

Publication Date

May 2008

Cover

Red background

Price New

$7.50

ISBN

0-553-58995-4

Pages

613

Chapters 11 ("Space", "Planet Earth", "Life on Earth", "Human Beings", "Fantastic Feats", "Epic Endeavors", "Modern Society", "Science & Technology", "Arts & Media", "Engineering" and "Sports")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
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2009 Bantam edition

Publication Date

May 2009

Cover

Lime Green background

Price New

$7.99

ISBN

0-553-59256-4

Pages

572

Chapters 11 ("Space", "Living Planet", "Being Human", "Human Achievements", "Spirit of Adventure", "Modern Life", "Science & Engineering", "Entertainment", "Sports" and "Gazetteer")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
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Bantam Dell, a Division of Random House, Inc., New York, New York

 

2010 Bantam edition

Publication Date

April 2010

Cover

Teal background

Price New

$7.99

ISBN

0-553-59337-4

Pages

594

Chapters 11 ("Space", "Planet Earth", "Animal Planet", "The Body", "Human Achievements", "Traveler's Tales", "Gazetteer", "Modern World", "Engineering & Technology", "Art & Media" and "Sports")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
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Bantam Books, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group.

 

2011 Bantam edition

Publication Date

April 2011

Cover

Flame background

Price New

$7.99

ISBN

0-440-42310-4

Pages

588

Chapters 11 ("Space", "Earth", "Living Planet", "Human Beings", "Super Stunts", "Human Endeavours", "Human Society", "Animal Magic", "Popular Culture", "Engineering and Technology" and "Sports")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
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2012 Bantam edition

Publication Date

March 27th 2012

Cover

Pale blue background

Price New

$7.99

ISBN

0-345-53437-9

Pages

596

Chapters 11 ("Universe", "Planet Earth", "Variety of Life", "Time Tales", "Human Body", "Skills and Talents", "Spirit of Adventure", "Society", "Sci-Tech and Engineering", "Popular Culture" and "Sports")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x105 mm)
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Bantam Books, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group.

 

2013 Bantam edition

Publication Date

April 30th 2013

Cover

Pale green background

Price New

$7.99

ISBN

0-345-54711-X

Pages

606

Chapters 12 ("Space", "Green Earth", "Animals", "Humans", "Human Achievement", "Adventure", "World Tour", "Society", "Engineering", "Science", "Entertainment" and "Sports")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x105 mm)
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Bantam Books, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group.

 

2014 Bantam edition

Publication Date

April 29th 2014

Cover

Red background

Price New

$7.99

ISBN

0-553-39055-4

Pages

616

Chapters 12 ("Dynamic Earth", "Animal Extremes", "Human Body", "Pioneers", "Circus", "Extraordinary Exploits", "Society", "Urban Life", "Engineering", "Science & Technology", "At Your Leisure" and "Sports")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
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Bantam Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Random House, LLC, a Penguin Random House Company, New York.

 

2015 Bantam edition

Publication Date

March 10th 2015

Cover

Blue background

Price New

$7.99

ISBN

978-1-101-88380-8

Pages

610

Chapters 10 ("Space", "Earth", "Living Planet", "Humans", "Recordmania", "Modern World", "Great Journeys", "Arts & Media", "Technology & Engineering" and "Sports")
Dimensions c. 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
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Bantam Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Random House, LLC, a Penguin Random House Company, New York.