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The Guinness Facts and Feats Series

In 1970, Guinness Superlatives launched the first in a series of books, known as the "Facts and Feats Series", as spin-offs from the popular Guinness Book of Records. The Facts and Feats books were full volumes dedicated to a single topic, which could provide greater depth to their subject matter. The first book published was "Air Facts and Feats", closely followed by similar publications for "Car Facts and Feats" and "Rail Facts and Feats" in 1971.

When we started to collect these books, we could not find a comprehensive list of the books in the series (nor could we uncover a list of special editions or reprints). With the help of a fellow collector, our own reviews of Guinness Superlatives book catalogues, and searches of internet-based resources, we believe that the list of books on this page is pretty close to being the definitive list of the books in the Facts and Feats series. Some of the books (particularly the later editions) are included because their edition numbers prove that they are descendents of the original editions. Others may (or may not) be part of the series; where there is uncertainty about a book's inclusion in the series, we have excluded such editions from our current list. 

Since this is the first list of Facts and Feats books, we may well have missed some editions or impressions, and there may be some publications that we are currently unaware of. If you know of any other editions, please let us know.

Air - Animal - Antiques - Art - Astronomy - Athletics - Britain - Business - Car - Cricket - Cycling - Film

Golf - Helicopter - Irish - Motorboating - Motorcycling - Mountains - Music - Olympics - Plant - Rail

Rugby - Ships - Soccer - Speed - Stamps - Structures - Tank - Tennis - Theatre - TV - Weather - Yachting

Air

1st Edition

Title

Air Facts and Feats - A Record of Aerospace Achievement

Author

Francis K. Mason; Martin C. Windrow

Date

September 1970

ISBN 900424 53 2

Cover

Maroon

Pages 223

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New 35s. (£1.75)

Printer

McCorquodale and Company Limited, London.

Notes We have a copy signed by the compilers and the illustrator (Michael Roffe)

2nd Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Air Facts and Feats

Author

John W. R. Taylor; Michael J. H. Taylor; David Mondey

Date

October 1973

ISBN 900424 10 9

Cover

Light Blue

Pages 288

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £2.95

Printer

Jarrold and Sons Limited, Norwich.

2nd Edition

2nd Impression

Title

The Guinness Book of Air Facts and Feats

Author

John W. R. Taylor; Michael J. H. Taylor; David Mondey

Date

1975

ISBN 0 900424 10 9

Cover

Light Blue

Pages 288

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £3.95

Printer

Jarrold and Sons, Norwich.

Notes An updated edition of the 1973 book. As well as changes to some of the records, the title page now has no background picture.

3rd Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Air Facts & Feats

Author

John W. R. Taylor; Michael J. H. Taylor; David Mondey

Date

October 1977

ISBN 0 900424 34 6

Cover

Blue

Pages 240

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £6.50

Printer

W & J Mackay Limited, Chatham, Kent.

U.S. Editions:

In September 1978 Sterling Publishing released this edition (ISBN 0-8069-0126-8) in the U.S.A. (right), closely followed in March 1979 by a $6.95 paperback edition (ISBN 0-553-01130-8) from Bantam Books (far right).


Company Special Edition:

A special edition of the 1979 Bantam edition was commissioned by Cox Hobbies, Inc. of 4400 West 78th St., Minneapolis, MN 55435. An extra page cross-references Cox model planes with the facts in the book. An order form allowed extra copies to be purchased for $4.75 with a token from any COX product.

4th Edition

Title

Guinness Aircraft Facts & Feats

Author

Michael J. H. Taylor; David Mondey

Date

May 1984

ISBN 0-85112-406-2

Cover

Blue

Pages 256

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £8.95

Printer

Butler and Tanner ltd., Frome, Somerset.

4th Edition

Reprint

Title

Guinness Aircraft Facts & Feats

Author

Michael J. H. Taylor; David Mondey

Date

1985

ISBN 0-85112-406-2

Cover

Blue

Pages 256

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £8.95

Printer

Dotesios (Printers) Ltd., Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

5th Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Aircraft - Records Facts and Feats

Author

Michael Taylor; David Mondey

Date

September 1988

ISBN 0-85112-355-4

Cover

Light Blue

Pages 256

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £11.95

Printer

Adlard & Son Ltd., Letchworth, Herts.

6th Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Aircraft - Records Facts and Feats

Author

Michael Taylor; David Mondey

Date

April 1992

ISBN 0-85112-514-X

Cover

Maroon

Pages 256

Format

Hardback 242x176mm

Price New £14.99

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath.

 

Animal

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Animal Facts and Feats

Author

Gerald L. Wood

Date

May 1972

ISBN 900424 55 9

Cover

Dark Blue

Pages 384

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £3.95

Printer

Jarrold and Sons Limited, Norwich.

Notes Guinness personnel could purchase this edition for £2.37

2nd Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Animal Facts & Feats

Author

Gerald L. Wood

Date

November 1976

ISBN 0 900424 60 5

Cover

Dark Green

Pages 255

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £6.50

Printer

Jarrold and Sons Ltd, Norwich.

U.S. Edition:

In November 1977, Sterling Publishing released this edition (right) in the U.S.A. The hardback book (ISBN 0-8069-0104-7, 9¾x7¾ inches or 249x197mm) cost $17.95 new.

3rd Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Animal Facts & Feats

Author

Gerald L. Wood

Date

June 1982

ISBN 0-85112-235-3

Cover

Yellow

Pages 252

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £8.95

Printer

Mladinska Knjiga, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia.

 

Antiques

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Antiques

Author

John FitzMaurice Mills

Date

October 1979

ISBN 0 900424 68 0

Cover

Brown

Pages 256

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £7.95

Printer

Bemrose and Sons Limited, Derby.

 

Art

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Art Facts & Feats

Author

John FitzMaurice Mills

Date

June 1978

ISBN 0 900424 44 3

Cover

Dark Blue

Pages 256

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £6.95

Printer

Jarrold and Sons Ltd, Norwich.

 

Astronomy

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Astronomy Facts & Feats

Author

Patrick Moore

Date

May 1979

ISBN 0 900424 76 1

Cover

Dark Blue

Pages 288

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £6.95

Printer

Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd., Aylesbury, Bucks.

Notes Our copy is signed by Patrick Moore.

1st Edition

2nd Impression

Title

The Guinness Book of Astronomy Facts & Feats

Author

Patrick Moore

Date

1980

ISBN 0 900424 76 1

Cover

Dark Blue

Pages 288

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New  

Printer

Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd., Aylesbury, Bucks.

1st Edition

3rd Impression

Title

The Guinness Book of Astronomy Facts & Feats

Author

Patrick Moore

Date

1980

ISBN 0 900424 76 1

Cover

Dark Blue

Pages 288

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New  

Printer

Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd., Aylesbury, Bucks.

2nd Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Astronomy Facts & Feats

Author

Patrick Moore

Date

September 1983

ISBN 0-85112-258-2

Cover

Black

Pages 289

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £9.95

Printer

Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd., Aylesbury, Bucks.

2nd Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Astronomy Facts & Feats

Author

Patrick Moore

Date

September 1983

ISBN 0-85112-291-4

Cover

Black background

Pages 289

Format

Paperback 234x172mm

Price New £7.95

Printer

Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd., Aylesbury, Bucks.

3rd Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Astronomy

Author

Patrick Moore

Date

July 1988

ISBN 0-85112-375-9

Cover

Blue

Pages 288

Format

Hardback 267x200mm

Price New £14.99

Printer

Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd, Member of BPCC plc, Aylesbury, Bucks

4th Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Astronomy

Author

Patrick Moore

Date

September 1992

ISBN 0-85112-940-4

Cover

Black

Pages 288

Format

Hardback 267x195mm

Price New £15.95

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath.

5th Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Astronomy

Author

Patrick Moore

Date

September 1995

ISBN 0-85112-643-X

Cover

Salmon

Pages 288

Format

Hardback 267x197mm

Price New £17.95

Printer

New Interlitto Italia SpA, Milan

 

Athletics

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of (Track & Field) Athletics Facts & Feats

Author

Peter Matthews

Date

August 1982

ISBN 0-85112-238-8

Cover

Red

Pages 288

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £8.95

Printer

Fakenham Press Limited, Fakenham, Norfolk

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of (Track & Field) Athletics Facts & Feats

Author

Peter Matthews

Date

1982

ISBN 0-85112-286-8

Cover

White background

Pages 288

Format

Paperback 235x176mm

Price New  

Printer

Fakenham Press Limited, Fakenham, Norfolk

 

Britain

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Britain - Records, Facts and Feats

Author

James Tindall

Date

May 1993

ISBN 0-85112-587-5

Cover

Blue

Pages 191

Format

Hardback 267x197mm

Price New £14.99

Printer

Butler & Tanner Ltd, Frome.

Notes Our copy has a compliments slip from the Sunday Express, which states: "Congratulations! You are one of our lucky winners in our Guinness Book of Great Britain competition".

 

Business World

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of the Business World

Author

Henry G. Button; Andrew P. Lampert

Date

October 1976

ISBN 0 900424 32 X

Cover

Dark Maroon

Pages 256

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £6.50

Printer

Jarrold and Sons Ltd, Norwich.

 

Car

1st Edition

Title

Car Facts and Feats - a record of everyday motoring and automotive achievement

Author

Anthony Harding

Date

October 1971

ISBN 900424 54 0

Cover

Turquoise

Pages 256

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £2.00

Printer

Jarrold and Sons Ltd, Norwich.

Notes The back of the dust-jacket says, "Who Why Which Whether When Whither Whence Whose What Where? How Fast - How Safe - How? How Far - How High? How Steep - How Cheap?"

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Car Facts and Feats

Author

Anthony Harding

Date

October 1971

ISBN 900424 54 0

Cover

Turquoise

Pages 256

Format

Hardback 242x178mm

Price New £2.00

Printer

Jarrold and Sons Ltd, Norwich.

Notes A different dust-jacket, similar to the D/Js of the next books in the Facts & Feats series.

2nd Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Car Facts & Feats

Author

Anthony Harding

Date

October 1976

ISBN 900424 64 8

Cover

Blue

Pages 256

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £4.95

Printer

Jarrold and Sons Ltd, Norwich.

Notes The dust-jacket has the correct ISBN. The copyright page has the ISBN for the 1st edition (0 900424 54 0), which is incorrect.

2nd Edition

2nd Impression

Title

The Guinness Book of Car Facts & Feats

Author

Anthony Harding

Date

1977

ISBN 900424 64 8

Cover

Red

Pages 256

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £4.95

Printer

Ebenezer Baylis & Son Ltd, Leicester and London.

Notes The dust-jacket has the correct ISBN. The copyright page has the ISBN for the 1st edition (0 900424 54 0), which is incorrect.
U.S. Edition:

In October 1977 Sterling Publishing released this edition (ISBN 0-8069-0108-X) in the U.S.A. (right), closely followed in April 1978 by a $6.95 paperback edition (ISBN 0-553-01087-5) from Bantam Books (right). The U.S. edition had an extra page translating some British terms to U.S. English.

3rd Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Car Facts & Feats

Author

Anthony Harding

Date

June 1980

ISBN 0 85112 207 8

Cover

Manilla

Pages 288

Format

Hardback 242x180mm

Price New £6.95

Printer

Jarrold and Sons Ltd, Norwich.

3rd Edition

Ford Special

Title

The Guinness Book of Car Facts & Feats

Ford Record Breakers

Author

Anthony Harding

Date

June 1980

ISBN 0 85112 207 8

Cover

Manilla

Pages 288

Format

Hardback 242x180mm

Price New N/A

Printer

Jarrold and Sons Ltd, Norwich.

Notes An extra Ford "Record Breakers" dust-jacket, promoting a holiday competition for Ford dealers in Spring 1982.

3rd Edition

2nd Impression

Title

The Guinness Book of Car Facts & Feats

Author

Anthony Harding

Date

1983

ISBN 0 85112 207 8

Cover

Manilla

Pages 288

Format

Hardback 242x180mm

Price New £7.95

Printer

TONSA, San Sebastian, Spain

3rd Edition

3rd Impression

Title

The Guinness Book of Car Facts & Feats

Author

Anthony Harding

Date

1985

ISBN 0 85112 207 8

Cover

Manilla

Pages 288

Format

Hardback 242x180mm

Price New  

Printer

Dotesios (Printers) Ltd., Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

Notes Our copy is a Guild Publishing (Book Club Associates) edition

4th Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Car Facts & Feats

Author

David Hodges; David Burgess-Wise; John Davenport; Anthony Harding

Date

October 1994

ISBN 0-85112-768-1

Cover

Rust

Pages 256

Format

Hardback 242x177mm

Price New £14.99

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath

Classic Cars

Title

Classic Cars The Guinness Book of Car Facts & Feats

Author

David Hodges; David Burgess-Wise

Date

1997

ISBN N/A

Cover

Red Background

Pages 127

Format

Paperback 178x112mm

Price New Free

Printer

Cox & Wyman Ltd, Reading

Notes Free with the October 1997 issue of Classic Cars magazine

 

Cricket

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Cricket Facts and Feats

Author

Bill Frindall

Date

May 1983

ISBN 0-85112-249-3

Cover

Light Olive

Pages 256

Format

Hardback 242x180mm

Price New £8.95

Printer

Redwood Burn Limited, Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Cricket Facts and Feats

Author

Bill Frindall

Date

1983

ISBN 0-85112-296-5

Cover

White background

Pages 256

Format

Paperback 233x172mm

Price New  

Printer

Redwood Burn Limited, Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

2nd Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Cricket Facts & Feats

Author

Bill Frindall

Date

August 1987

ISBN 0-85112-456-9

Cover

Red

Pages 240

Format

Hardback 242x178mm

Price New £11.95

Printer

Redwood Burn Ltd.

3rd Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Cricket Facts & Feats

Author

Bill Frindall

Date

June 1991

ISBN 0-85112-907-2

Cover

Olive

Pages 240

Format

Hardback 242x178mm

Price New £14.99

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath.

4th Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Cricket Facts and Feats

Author

Bill Frindall

Date

May 1996

ISBN 0-85112-651-0

Cover

Green background

Pages 255

Format

Paperback 232x168mm

Price New £13.99

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath.

 

Cycling

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Cycling Facts and Feats

Author

Jeremy Evans

Date

May 1996

ISBN 0-85112-677-4

Cover

Yellow background

Pages 192

Format

Paperback 235x170mm

Price New £3.99

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath.

 

Film

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Film Facts and Feats

Author

Patrick Robertson

Date

October 1980

ISBN 0 85112 209 4

Cover

Sky Blue

Pages 288

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £8.95

Printer

Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd., Aylesbury, Bucks.

U.S. Edition:

This edition was also published by Sterling Publishing in the U.S.A. in 1980, where it was called "Movie facts and feats" (ISBN 0-8069-0204-3). Both a hardback edition (priced at $14.95, right) and a paperback edition (far right) were published.

1st Edition

Reprint

Title

The Guinness Book of Film Facts and Feats

Author

Patrick Robertson

Date

1980

ISBN 0 85112 209 4

Cover

Sky Blue

Pages 288

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £8.95

Printer

Butler & Tanner Ltd, Frome and London.

2nd Edition

Title

Guinness Film Facts and Feats

Author

Patrick Robertson

Date

May 1985

ISBN 0-85112-278-7

Cover

Blue background

Pages 240

Format

Paperback 260x192mm

Price New £6.95

Printer

Butler & Tanner Ltd, Frome, Somerset.

3rd Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Movie Facts and Feats

Author

Patrick Robertson

Date

September 1988

ISBN 0-85112-899-8

Cover

Yellow background

Pages 236

Format

Paperback 260x190mm

Price New £8.95

Printer

Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd., Aylesbury.

4th Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Movie Facts and Feats

Author

Patrick Robertson

Date

September 1991

ISBN 0-85112-908-0

Cover

Purple background

Pages 236

Format

Paperback 260x190mm

Price New £9.99

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath.

5th Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Movie Facts and Feats

Author

Patrick Robertson

Date

September 1993

ISBN 0-85112-706-1

Cover

Grey background

Pages 240

Format

Paperback 260x190mm

Price New £11.99

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath.

5th Edition

Reprint

Title

The Guinness Book of Movie Facts and Feats

Author

Patrick Robertson

Date

1994

ISBN 0-85112-706-1

Cover

Grey background

Pages 240

Format

Paperback 260x190mm

Price New £11.99

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath.

 

Golf

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Golf Facts and Feats

Author

Donald Steel

Date

October 1980

ISBN 0 85112 215 9

Cover

Blue

Pages 256

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £7.95

Printer

Butler & Tanner Ltd, Frome and London.

2nd Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Golf Facts and Feats

Author

Donald Steel

Date

September 1982

ISBN 0-85112-242-6

Cover

Green

Pages 256

Format

Hardback 242x178mm

Price New £8.95

Printer

Redwood Burn Ltd, Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

2nd Edition

Reprint

Title

The Guinness Book of Golf Facts and Feats

Author

Donald Steel

Date

1983

ISBN 0-85112-257-4

Cover

Yellow background

Pages 256

Format

Paperback 235x172mm

Price New  

Printer

Redwood Burn Ltd, Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

3rd Edition

Title

Golf Records Facts and Champions

Author

Donald Steel

Date

September 1987

ISBN 0-85112-847-5

Cover

Black

Pages 240

Format

Hardback 267x200mm

Price New £12.95

Printer

Redwood Burn Ltd

Notes Also known as "The Guinness Book of Golf Facts and Feats"

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Golf Facts and Feats

Author

Andrew Swales

Date

May 1996

ISBN 0-85112-604-9

Cover

Green background

Pages 224

Format

Paperback 235x170mm

Price New £13.99

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath.

Notes There is no edition number.

 

Helicopter

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Helicopter Facts and Feats

Author

Mark Lloyd

Date

August 1993

ISBN 0-85112-577-8

Cover

Red

Pages 256

Format

Hardback 242x178mm

Price New £16.95

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath.

 

Irish

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Irish Facts & Feats

Author

Ciarán Deane

Date

October 1994

ISBN 0-85112-793-2

Cover

Pale Cream

Pages 223

Format

Hardback 242x178mm

Price New £9.99

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath.

 

Motorboating

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Motorboating Facts & Feats

& origins & development of motor craft

Author

Kevin Desmond

Date

October 1979

ISBN 0 900424 86 9

Cover

Blue

Pages 223

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £7.95

Printer

Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd., Aylesbury, Bucks.

Notes Our copy is signed by Beátrice Frei.

 

Motorcycling

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Motorcycling Facts & Feats

Author

L. J. K. Setright

Date

November 1979

ISBN 0 85112 200 0

Cover

Light Orange

Pages 257

Format

Hardback 242x180mm

Price New £6.95

Printer

W & J Mackay Ltd, Chatham, Kent.

1st Edition

2nd Impression

Title

The Guinness Book of Motorcycling Facts & Feats

Author

L. J. K. Setright

Date

September 1982

ISBN 0-85112-255-8

Cover

Light Brown

Pages 259

Format

Hardback 242x182mm

Price New £7.95

Printer

Mackays of Chatham Ltd.

 

Mountains & Mountaineering

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Mountains & Mountaineering Facts & Feats

Author

Edward Pyatt

Date

May 1980

ISBN 0 900424 49 4

Cover

Blue

Pages 256

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £8.95

Printer

Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd., Aylesbury, Bucks.

 

Music

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Music Facts & Feats

Author

Robert & Celia Dearling with Brian Rust

Date

November 1976

ISBN 0 900424 63 X

Cover

Red

Pages 278

Format

Hardback 242x180mm

Price New £7.95

Printer

Jarrold & Sons Ltd, Norwich.

2nd Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Music

Author

Robert & Celia Dearling with Brian Rust

Date

March 1981

ISBN 0-85112-212-4

Cover

Brown

Pages 288

Format

Hardback 242x180mm

Price New £8.95

Printer

Butler & Tanner Ltd, Frome and London.

3rd Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Music

Author

Robert & Celia Dearling

Date

September 1986

ISBN 0-85112-460-7

Cover

Light Brown

Pages 237

Format

Hardback 247x171mm

Price New £11.95

Printer

Butler & Tanner Ltd, Frome, Somerset.

 

Olympics

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Olympics Facts & Feats

Author

Stan Greenberg

Date

September 1983

ISBN 0-85112-273-6

Cover

Cream

Pages 256

Format

Hardback 242x180mm

Price New £8.95

Printer

Redwood Burn Limited, Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Olympics Facts & Feats

Author

Stan Greenberg

Date

1983

ISBN 0-85112-288-4

Cover

Red background

Pages 256

Format

Paperback 233x172mm

Price New  

Printer

Redwood Burn Limited, Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

Notes The copyright page mistakenly gives the ISBN as 0-85112-293-0

2nd Edition

Title

Guinness Olympics Fact Book

Author

Stan Greenberg

Date

August 1991

ISBN 0-85112-956-0

Cover

Red/Pictorial

Pages 256

Format

Paperback 235x171mm

Price New £12.99

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath, Avon

Notes Our copy is a 1992 reprint for Shell U.K. Ltd.

3rd Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Olympic Facts and Feats

Author

Stan Greenberg

Date

May 1996

ISBN 0-85112-639-1

Cover

Blue background

Pages 256

Format

Paperback 235x170mm

Price New £13.99

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath.

Notes The cover says "Olympics Facts + Feats", but the title page says, "Olympic Facts and Feats". There is no edition number.

 

Plant

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Plant Facts and Feats

Author

William G. Duncalf

Date

May 1976

ISBN 0 900424 25 7

Cover

Green

Pages 204

Format

Hardback 242x180mm

Price New £5.95

Printer

Jarrold & Sons Ltd, Norwich.

 

Rail

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Rail Facts and Feats

Author

John Marshall

Date

1971/1972

ISBN 900424 08 7

Cover

Green

Pages 255

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £2.75

Printer

Jarrold & Sons Ltd, Norwich.

2nd Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Rail Facts and Feats

Author

John Marshall

Date

October 1975

ISBN 0 900424 33 8

Cover

Yellow or Pale Orange or Brown

Pages 255

Format

Hardback 242x180mm

Price New £4.95

Printer

Jarrold & Sons Ltd, Norwich.

Notes This edition was bound in three different colours (and textures). Copies with brown covers (believed to be later printings) do not have any red printing on the title pages.

3rd Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Rail Facts and Feats

Author

John Marshall

Date

October 1979

ISBN 0 900424 56 7

Cover

Grey

Pages 252

Format

Hardback 242x178mm

Price New £6.95

Printer

Butler & Tanner Ltd, Frome and London

3rd Edition

2nd Imprint

Title

The Guinness Book of Rail Facts and Feats

Author

John Marshall

Date

1981

ISBN 0 900424 56 7

Cover

Grey

Pages 252

Format

Hardback 242x180mm

Price New £7.95

Printer

Butler & Tanner Ltd, Frome and London

4th Edition

Title

Guinness Rail The Records

Author

John Marshall

Date

September 1985

ISBN 0-85112-447-X

Cover

Yellow background

Pages 192

Format

Paperback 260x190mm

Price New £6.95

Printer

Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd, Member of the BPCC Group, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Notes The book has no edition number, but references the three earlier editions.

5th Edition

Title

The Guinness Railway Book

Author

John Marshall

Date

May 1989

ISBN 0-85112-359-7

Cover

Pictorial background

Pages 200

Format

Paperback 260x190mm

Price New £9.95

Printer

Butler & Tanner Ltd, Frome, Somerset

Notes The book states that it is a 2nd edition, but references the four earlier editions.

5th Edition

Reprint

Title

The Guinness Railway Book

Author

John Marshall

Date

1990

ISBN 0-85112-359-7

Cover

Pictorial background

Pages 200

Format

Paperback 260x190mm

Price New £9.95

Printer

Butler & Tanner Ltd, Frome, Somerset

Notes The book states that it is a 2nd edition, but references the four earlier editions.

6th Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Railway Facts and Feats

Author

Richard Balkwill; John Marshall

Date

October 1993

ISBN 0-85112-707-X

Cover

Pale Cream

Pages 240

Format

Hardback 242x178mm

Price New £14.99

Printer

Bath Press, Bath

 

Rugby

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Rugby Facts & Feats

Author

Terry Godwin & Chris Rhys

Date

November 1981

ISBN 0-85112-214-0

Cover

Green

Pages 258

Format

Hardback 242x180mm

Price New £7.95

Printer

Butler & Tanner Ltd, Frome, Somerset.

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Rugby Facts & Feats

Author

Terry Godwin & Chris Rhys

Date

1981/1982

ISBN 0-85112-248-5

Cover

White background

Pages 258

Format

Paperback 235x175mm

Price New  

Printer

Butler & Tanner Ltd, Frome, Somerset.

2nd Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Rugby Facts and Feats

Author

Terry Godwin

Date

November 1983

ISBN 0-85112-264-7

Cover

Blue

Pages 256

Format

Hardback 242x180mm

Price New £8.95

Printer

Butler & Tanner Ltd, Frome, Somerset.

 

Ships and Shipping

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Ships and Shipping Facts & Feats

Author

Tom Hartman

Date

September 1983

ISBN 0-85112-269-8

Cover

Light Blue

Pages 265

Format

Hardback 242x180mm

Price New £9.95

Printer

Butler and Tanner Ltd, Frome, Somerset.

 

Soccer

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Soccer Facts & Feats

Author

Jack Rollin

Date

September 1978

ISBN 0 900424 45 1

Cover

Green

Pages 255

Format

Hardback 242x180mm

Price New £4.95

Printer

Ebenezer Bayliss & Son Ltd, Leicester

2nd Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Soccer Facts & Feats

Author

Jack Rollin

Date

October 1979

ISBN 85112 203 5

Cover

Black

Pages 251

Format

Hardback 242x180mm

Price New £5.95

Printer

Butler and Tanner, Ltd, Frome

3rd Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Soccer Facts & Feats

Author

Jack Rollin

Date

October 1980

ISBN 0 85112 213 2

Cover

Orange

Pages 255

Format

Hardback 242x180mm

Price New £6.95

Printer

Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd, Aylesbury, Bucks

4th Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Soccer Facts & Feats

Author

Jack Rollin

Date

September 1981

ISBN 0-85112-227-2

Cover

Lime Green

Pages 256

Format

Hardback 242x180mm

Price New £6.95

Printer

Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd, Aylesbury, Bucks

5th Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Soccer Facts & Feats

Author

Jack Rollin

Date

September 1983

ISBN 0-85112-240-X

Cover

Blue

Pages 256

Format

Hardback 242x178mm

Price New £7.95

Printer

Redwood Burn Ltd, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

 

Speed

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Speed Facts & Feats

Author

Bill Gunston; David Taylor; Andy Ewart

Date

September 1984

ISBN 0-85112-267-1

Cover

Grey

Pages 192

Format

Hardback 242x178mm

Price New £8.95

Printer

Redwood Burn Limited, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

 

Stamps

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Stamps Facts & Feats

Author

James Mackay

Date

November 1982

ISBN 0-85112-241-8

Cover

Black

Pages 225

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £8.95

Printer

Mladinska Knjiga, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia

U.S. Edition:

The 1st edition was also produced for the U.S. market (priced at $17.95, and described as a "Guinness Superlatives Book"). The book itself was identical to the U.K. edition, but had a different dust-jacket (right).

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Stamps Facts & Feats

Author

James Mackay

Date

March 1983

ISBN 0-85112-285-X

Cover

White background

Pages 225

Format

Paperback 235x176mm

Price New £6.95

Printer

Mladinska Knjiga, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia

2nd Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Stamps Facts and Feats

Author

James Mackay

Date

September 1988

ISBN 0-85112-351-1

Cover

Black

Pages 225

Format

Hardback 242x180mm

Price New £12.99

Printer

Mladinska Knjiga, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia

 

Structures

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Structures Bridges, Towers, Tunnels, Dams...

Author

John H. Stephens

Date

May 1976

ISBN 0 900424 28 1

Cover

Red

Pages 288

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £6.50

Printer

Jarrold and Sons Ltd, Norwich

U.S. Edition:

This edition was also produced for the U.S. market by Sterling Publishing in 1976 under the title, "Towers, Bridges and Other Structures" (ISBN 0-8069-0096-2).

1st Edition

Company Special

Title

The Guinness Book of Structures Bridges, Towers, Tunnels, Dams

Mabey Group of Companies

Author

John H. Stephens

Date

1978

ISBN 0 900424 28 1

Cover

Red

Pages 288

Format

Hardback 242x180mm

Price New N/A

Printer

Jarrold and Sons Ltd, Norwich

Notes:
  1. This book is identical to the standard edition but was specially bound for the Mabey Group of Companies (Chepstow, Monmouthshire) in 1978.
  2. Our copy has a letter from Mabey noting its involvement in the Severn Bridge, the Humber Bridge and the Britannia Road Bridge in Anglesey (right).

 

Tank

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Tank Facts and Feats

Author

Kenneth Macksey

Date

October 1972

ISBN 900424 09 5

Cover

Mustard

Pages 240

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £2.75

Printer

Jarrold and Sons Limited, Norwich

2nd Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Tank Facts & Feats

Author

Kenneth Macksey

Date

October 1976

ISBN 900424 65 6

Cover

Pale Orange

Pages 256

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £4.95

Printer

Jarrold and Sons Limited, Norwich

3rd Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Tank Facts & Feats

Author

Kenneth Macksey

Date

April 1980

ISBN 0 85112 204 3

Cover

Blue

Pages 256

Format

Hardback 242x180mm

Price New £7.95

Printer

Butler & Tanner Ltd, Frome and London

U.S. Edition:

Sterling Publishing also released this edition in the U.S.A. in 1980 (right).

3rd Edition

Company Special

Title

The Guinness Book of Tank Facts & Feats

A Limited Presentation Issue From Vickers Defence Systems

Author

Kenneth Macksey

Date

April 1980

ISBN 0 85112 204 3

Cover

Blue

Pages 256

Format

Hardback 242x180mm

Price New £7.95

Printer

Butler & Tanner Ltd, Frome and London

Notes The book is identical to the standard edition, but has a special dust-jacket with details of the military vehicles currently offered by Vickers Defence Systems.

 

Tennis

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Tennis Facts & Feats

Author

Lance Tingay

Date

May 1983

ISBN 0-85112-268-X

Cover

Yellow

Pages 255

Format

Hardback 242x178mm

Price New £8.95

Printer

Redwood Burn Limited, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Tennis Facts & Feats

Author

Lance Tingay

Date

1983

ISBN 0-85112-289-2

Cover

White background

Pages 225

Format

Paperback 235x174mm

Price New £6.95

Printer

Redwood Burn Limited, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

 

Theatre

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Theatre Facts & Feats

Author

Michael Billington

Date

September 1982

ISBN 0-85112-239-6

Cover

Maroon

Pages 240

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £8.95

Printer

Butler and Tanner Ltd, Frome, Somerset

 

TV

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Television Facts & Feats

Author

Kenneth Passingham

Date

April 1984

ISBN 0-85112-228-0

Cover

Red

Pages 298

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £9.95

Printer

Mladinska Knjiga, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia

 

Weather

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Weather Facts & Feats

Author

Ingrid Holford

Date

November 1977

ISBN 0 900424 75 3

Cover

Maroon

Pages 240

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £6.50

Printer

W & J Mackay Ltd, Chatham, Kent

2nd Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Weather Facts & Feats

Author

Ingrid Holford

Date

October 1982

ISBN 0-85112-243-4

Cover

Peach

Pages 253

Format

Hardback 242x183mm

Price New £8.95

Printer

Times Printers Sdn. Bhd. Singapore

 

Yachting

1st Edition

Title

The Guinness Book of Yachting Facts and Feats

Author

Peter Johnson

Date

November 1975

ISBN 0 900424 30 3

Cover

Maroon

Pages 256

Format

Hardback 242x178mm

Price New £4.95

Printer

Jarrold and Sons Ltd, Norwich

U.S. Edition:

In 1976 Sterling Publishing released this edition in the U.S.A. under the title, "Boating Facts and Feats" (ISBN 0-8069-0094-6, price $14.95). The hardback book (with D/J) was slightly larger than the U.K. edition at 242x198mm, but was essentially the same book.