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French Editions

The first edition of the Guinness Book of Records published for the French market (by Libraire Hachette of Paris) was entitled "Le Livre des Extrêmes". The French editions were later called "Le Livre des Records" (the second edition in 1975), "Le Livre Guinness des Records" (1981), "Le Guinness des Records" (1995), "Guinness des Records" (1996) and finally "Le Mondial des Records" in 2007.

This section of our site has details of the main series editions currently in our collection, along with a selection of other French record books and publications.

1962 France

Title

Le Livre des Extrêmes

Publication Date

1962

Cover

Buff

Price New 38 NF (39.07 NF T.T.F)
Préface Norris MacWhirter and Ross MacWhirter (sic)

Pages

479

Chapters 13 ("L'être Humain", "Le Règne Animal", "Le Monde de la Nature", "L'univers", "Le Monde Scientifique", "Le Monde de L'homme", "Arts et Amusements", "Le Monde des Affaires", "Les Édifices du Monde", "Le Monde de la Mécanique", "Accidents et Désastres", "Les Réalisations Humaines" et "Sports")
Dimensions 9⅞x7½ inches (252x190 mm)
Copyright Guinness Superlatives Limited, London

Publisher

Libraire Hachette, 79 Boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris 6

Printed By Georges Lang, Paris / J. Fournier, Montrouge
Notes First French edition.

Notes:

  1. Our copy has an insert advertising the book, explaining how to break a record and asking for suggestions and corrections:

Avec votre concours

UN NOUVEAU RECORD SERA BATTU

jamais un livre n'aura réuni autant d'auteurs

 

1975 Le Livre des Records

Subtitle

de l'infiniment petit à l'infiniment grand...

Publication Date

28th November 1975

Cover

White

Pages

345

Format Hardback 264x186 mm
Publisher Éditions Denoël, 14, Rue Amélie, 75007. Paris.
Notes Ross and Norris McWhirter, together with David Hoy, launched this edition on April 23rd, 1975 at the Meridian Hotel in Paris. 55,000 hardback copies were printed.

 

1976 Le Livre des Records

Subtitle

de l'infiniment petit à l'infiniment grand...

Publication Date

4th June 1976

Cover

White/Orange

Pages

345

Format Hardback 264x186 mm
Publisher Édition de club France Loisirs
Notes A reprint with permission of Éditions Denoël

 

1976 Le Livre des Records 1977

Subtitle

de l'infiniment petit à l'infiniment grand...

Publication Date

5th November 1976

Cover

Red

Pages

347

Format Hardback 264x186 mm
Publisher Éditions Denoël

 

1977 Le Livre des Records 1978

Subtitle

de l'infiniment petit à l'infiniment grand...

Publication Date

5th October 1977

Cover

Light Blue

Pages

362

Format Hardback 264x186 mm
Publisher Éditions Denoël

 

1978 Le Livre des Records 1979

Subtitle

de l'infiniment petit à l'infiniment grand...

Publication Date

16th November 1978

Cover

Blue

Pages

410

Format Hardback 264x186 mm
Publisher Éditions Denoël

 

1979 Le Livre des Records 1980

Subtitle

de l'infiniment petit à l'infiniment grand...

Publication Date

15th November 1979

Cover

Orange

Pages

410

Format Hardback 264x186 mm
Publisher Éditions Denoël

 

1980 Le Livre Guinness des Records 1981

Publication Date

October 1981

Cover

Blue

ISBN 978-2-86391-022-1

Pages

453

Format Hardback 262x194 mm
Publisher Éditionº 1

 

1981 Le Livre Guinness des Records 1982

Publication Date

October 1981

Cover

Red

ISBN 978-2-86391-042-9

Pages

483

Format Hardback 262x194 mm
Publisher Éditionº 1

 

1982 Le Livre Guinness des Records 1983

Publication Date

September 1982

Cover

Yellow

ISBN 978-2-86391-054-2

Pages

478

Format Hardback 264x194 mm
Publisher Éditionº 1

 

1983 Le Livre Guinness des Records Junior

Publication Date

March 1983

Cover

Red

ISBN 978-2-86391-057-3

Pages

41

Format Hardback 235x194 mm
Publisher Éditions Denoël

 

1983 Le Livre Guinness des Records 1984

Publication Date

September 1983

Cover

Blue

ISBN 978-2-86391-066-5

Pages

477

Format Hardback 264x194 mm
Publisher Éditionº 1

 

1984 Le Livre Guinness des Records 1985

Publication Date

October 1984

Cover

Red

ISBN 978-2-86391-106-8

Pages

402

Format Hardback 297x214 mm
Publisher Éditionº 1

 

1985 Le Livre Guinness des Records 1986

Publication Date

October 1985

Cover

Turquoise

ISBN 978-2-86391-142-6

Pages

380

Format Hardback 300x216 mm
Publisher Éditionº 1

 

1986 Le Livre Guinness des Records 1987

Publication Date

October 1986

Cover

Red

ISBN 978-2-86391-186-0

Pages

383

Format Hardback 300x216 mm
Publisher Éditionº 1

 

1987 Le Livre Guinness des Records 1988

Publication Date

October 1987

Cover

Pink

ISBN 978-2-86391-238-6

Pages

380

Format Hardback 300x216 mm
Publisher Éditionº 1

 

1988 Le Livre Guinness des Records 1989

Publication Date

October 1988

Cover

Blue

ISBN 978-2-86391-283-6

Pages

380

Format Hardback 297x215 mm
Publisher Éditionº 1

 

1989 Le Livre Guinness des Records 1990

Publication Date

September 1989

Cover

Red

ISBN 978-2-86391-317-8

Pages

379

Format Hardback 297x215 mm
Publisher Éditionº 1

 

1990 Le Livre Guinness des Records 1991

Publication Date

October 1990

Cover

Blue/Red/White

ISBN 978-2-87761-013-1

Pages

380

Format Hardback 297x212 mm
Publisher TFI Éditions

 

1991 Encyclopédie Guinness

Publication Date

September 1991

Cover

Red

ISBN 978-2-03-500050-7

Pages

760

Format Hardback 295x250 mm
Publisher SPL

 

1991 Le Livre Guinness des Records 1992

Publication Date

October 1991

Cover

Black/Red/White

ISBN 978-2-87761-029-2

Pages

364

Format Hardback 297x212 mm
Publisher TFI Éditions

 

1992 Le Livre Guinness des Records 1492

Publication Date

March 1992

ISBN 978-2-87761-036-0

Pages

192

Format Hardback 295x200 mm
Publisher TFI Éditions

 

1992 Le Livre Guinness des Records 1993

Publication Date

October 1992

Cover

Blue

ISBN 978-2-87761-046-9

Pages

363

Format Hardback 297x210 mm
Publisher TFI Éditions

 

1993 Le Livre Guinness des Records 1994

Publication Date

October 1993

Cover

Red

ISBN 978-2-87761-053-7

Pages

365

Format Hardback 297x212 mm
Publisher TFI Éditions

 

1994 Le Livre Guinness des Records 1995

Publication Date

October 1994

Cover

Blue

ISBN 978-2-87761-059-9

Pages

363

Format Hardback 293x212 mm
Publisher TFI Éditions
Notes The introduction states (incorrectly) that this is the 17th French edition.

 

1995 Le Guinness des Records 1996

Publication Date

October 1995

Cover

Red

ISBN 978-2-87761-097-1

Pages

363

Format Hardback 293x212 mm
Publisher TFI Éditions
Notes The introduction states (incorrectly) that this is the 20th French edition.

 

1996 Guinness des Records 1997

Publication Date

September 1996

Cover

Blue

ISBN 978-2-911792-00-7

Pages

315

Format Hardback 306x228 mm
Publisher Éditions Philippine
Notes The introduction states (incorrectly) that this is the 21st French edition.

 

1997 Le Livre Guinness des Records 1998

Publication Date

September 1997

Cover

Pink

ISBN 978-2-911792-04-5

Pages

281

Format Hardback 300x230 mm
Publisher Éditions Philippine
Notes The introduction states (incorrectly) that this is the 22nd French edition.

 

1998 Le Livre Guinness des Records 1999

Publication Date

September 1998

Cover

Blcak/Blue

ISBN 978-2-911792-10-6

Pages

284

Format Hardback 300x230 mm
Publisher Éditions Philippine / Guinness Media
Price New €23.98

 

1999 Le Livre Guinness des Connaissances

Publication Date

July 1999

Cover

Silver

ISBN 978-2-7441-2868-4

Pages

502

Format Hardback 305x230 mm
Publisher Club France Loisirs, Paris

 

1999 Guinness World Records 2000

Subtitle

Le Livre Guinness des Records

Publication Date

September 1999

Cover

Silver

ISBN 978-2-911792-17-5

Pages

283

Format Hardback 300x230 mm
Publisher Guinness Media, Paris
Price New €25

 

2000 Guinness World Records 2001

Subtitle

Le Livre Guinness des Records

Publication Date

October 2000

ISBN 978-2-911792-23-6
Format Hardback 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Price New €25,66

 

2001 Guinness World Records 2002

Subtitle

Le Livre Guinness des Records

Publication Date

September 2001

Cover

Green

ISBN 978-2-914636-00-1

Pages

272

Format Hardback 303x227 mm
Publisher Éditions Philippine

 

2002 Guinness World Records 2003

Publication Date

Autumn 2002

Cover

Silver

ISBN 978-2-914636-05-6

Pages

284

Format Hardback 305x228 mm
Publisher Éditions Philippine

 

2003 Guinness World Records 2004

Publication Date

October 2003

Cover

Blue background

ISBN 978-2-01-236953-5

Pages

288

Format Hardback 303x228 mm
Publisher Hachette Practique

 

2004 Guinness World Records 2005

Subtitle

Le Livre des Records

Publication Date

October 2004

Cover

Gold background

ISBN 978-2-01-236990-0

Pages

287

Format Hardback 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Publisher Hachette Practique

 

2005 Guinness World Records 2006

Subtitle

Le Livre de Tous les Records

Publication Date

September 2005

Cover

Green background

ISBN 978-2-01-236991-7

Pages

288

Format Hardback 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Publisher Hachette Practique

 

2006 Dingue! Les Records des Aventuriers

Publication Date

June 2006

Cover

Blue

ISBN 978-2-01-621004-8

Pages

63

Format Paperback 200x168 mm
Publisher Hachette Pratique (Paris)

 

2006 Incroyable! Les Records les Plus Fous

Publication Date

June 2006

Cover

Blue

ISBN 978-2-01-621005-5

Pages

63

Format Paperback 200x168 mm
Publisher Hachette Pratique (Paris)

 

2006 Guinness World Records 2007

Subtitle

Le Livre de Tous les Records

Publication Date

October 2006

ISBN 978-2-01-236992-4

Pages

286

Format Hardback 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Price New €27
Publisher Hachette Practique

 

2007 Le Mondial des Records 2008

Publication Date

October 2007

ISBN 978-2-01-236993-1

Pages

286

Format Hardback 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Price New €27
Publisher Hachette Practique

 

2008 Le Mondial des Records 2009

Publication Date

October 2008

ISBN 978-2-01-236995-5

Pages

287

Format Hardback 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Price New €27
Publisher Hachette Practique

 

2009 Le Mondial des Records 2010

Publication Date

October 2009

ISBN 978-1-897553-04-6

Pages

287

Format Hardback 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Publisher Hachette Practique

 

2010 Guinness World Records 2011

Subtitle

Le Mondial des Records

Publication Date

October 2010

ISBN 978-2-01-236997-9

Pages

287

Format Hardback 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Price New €27
Publisher Hachette Practique

 

2011 Guinness World Records 2012

Subtitle

Le Mondial des Records

Publication Date

October 2011

ISBN 978-2-01-236998-6

Pages

287

Format Hardback 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Price New €27
Publisher Hachette Practique

 

2012 Guinness World Records 2013

Subtitle

Le Mondial des Records

Publication Date

September 2012

ISBN 978-2-01-238459-0

Pages

287

Format Hardback 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Price New €28
Publisher Hachette Practique

 

2013 Guinness World Records 2014

Subtitle

Le Mondial des Records

Publication Date

September 2013

ISBN 978-2-01-231454-2

Pages

271

Format Hardback 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Price New €29
Publisher Hachette Practique

 

2014 Guinness World Records 2015

Subtitle

Le Mondial des Records

Publication Date

10th September 2014

ISBN 978-2-01-396860-7

Pages

255

Format Hardback 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Price New €29.90
Publisher Hachette Practique

 

2014 Guinness World Records Box 2015

Publication Date

Autumn 2014

ISBN 978-2-01-396871-3
Format Boxed Hardback with 120 Quiz Cards (309x332 mm)
Price New €35
Publisher Hachette Practique

 

2015 Guinness World Records 2016

Subtitle

Le Mondial des Records

Publication Date

9th September 2015

ISBN 978-2-01-323663-8

Pages

253

Format Hardback 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Price New €29.90
Publisher Hachette Practique

 

2015 Guinness World Records Box 2016

Publication Date

21st October 2015

ISBN 978-2-01-323675-1
Format Boxed Hardback with Quiz Cards (309x332 mm)
Price New €35
Publisher Hachette Practique

 

2016 Guinness World Records 2017

Publication Date

14th September 2016

ISBN 978-2-01-240772-5

Pages

255

Format Hardback 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Price New €29.90
Publisher Hachette Practique

 

2017 Guinness World Records 2018

Publication Date

6th September 2016

ISBN 978-2-01-240813-5

Pages

255

Format Hardback 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Price New €29.95
Publisher Hachette Practique