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This page details some of our collection of main series editions (and some editions from spin-off series) from countries other than the U.K., the U.S.A., FranceGermany and the Nordic countries. This page will continue to be updated as and when we find other books, but is not intended to be a definitive list of such editions. For special editions, please see our World Specials page.

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Australia

1972 19th Edition 1972 with Australian Supplement

Edition

19

Publication Date

October 1972

Cover

Blue background (shopfront)

SBN 900424 12 5

Foreword

October 1972, Earl of Iveagh

Preface

Editors and compilers

Pages

317 (standard) + 25 (Australian records)

Format Hardback 12x8½ inches (305x216 mm)
Copyright Guinness Superlatives Limited

Publisher

Guinness Superlatives Limited

2 Cecil Court, London Road, Enfield, Middx.

Printer

Redwood Press Limited Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England.

Notes:
  1. The cover is largely the same as the UK 19th Edition, except that the front cover has "Australia Edition" instead of "Superlatives Unlimited". Many copies also had a sticker which says "First Ever Australian Edition".

  2. The inside back cover pages of the standard edition ("Current Olympic Records after the XXth Games in Munich, 1972") turn into additional pages (not numbered) after page 317.

  3. The Australian Records section begins, "Comprising the records from the six States of the Commonwealth of Australia (New South Wales (with Lord Howe Is.); Victoria; Queensland; South Australia; Western Australia and Tasmania (with Macquarie Is.)) and the two internal Territories Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory and the eight external Territories: Papua New Guinea; Norfolk Is.; Ashmore and Cartier Islands; Australian Antartic Territory; Heard Is. and McDonald Islands; Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Christmas Is.; and Coral Sea Islands Territory." The spelling mistake is corrected in later editions.

  4. The Foreword for the Australian Records section says, "This is the first edition of the Guinness Book of Records to include a collection of exclusively Australian records. A growing interest and correspondence with Australians concerning superlatives has encouraged us to pioneer this work".

  5. The Australian Records section is 25 pages long - the first has a standard white background and the remainder have a pale yellow background.

 

1973 20th Edition 1973 with Australian Supplement

Edition

20 with Australian Supplement (2nd Australian edition)

Pages

349 + 32

ISBN 0 900424 15 X
Format Hardback 12x8½ inches (305x216 mm)

Publisher

Guinness Superlatives Limited

2 Cecil Court, London Road, Enfield, Middx.

Notes

The Australian Supplement consists of an additional 32 pages.

 

1974 21st Edition 1974 with Australian Supplement

Edition

21 with Australian Supplement (3rd Australian edition)

Pages

349 + 32

ISBN 0 900424 24 9
Format Hardback 12x8½ inches (305x216 mm)

Publisher

Guinness Superlatives Limited

2 Cecil Court, London Road, Enfield, Middx.

Notes:

  1. The Australian Supplement consists of an additional 32 pages.

  2. We are very fortunate that our copy is signed by both Norris and Ross McWhirter, and was presented to Ron Besdansky to commemorate his record for travelling through all the railway stations in Sydney, Australia in 17 hours and 36 minutes.

 

1976 23rd Edition 1977 with Australian Supplement

Edition

23 with Australian Supplement (5th Australian edition)

Pages

382

ISBN 0 900424 38 9
Format Hardback 12x8½ inches (305x216 mm)

Publisher

Guinness Superlatives Limited

2 Cecil Court, London Road, Enfield, Middx.

Notes

  1. The Australian Supplement consists of an additional 32 pages (pages 338 to 369).

  2. For Australian records, would-be record breakers are asked to contact Bob Burton, Guinness Bureau of Records, 39 Clarence St., Sydney, NSW 2000

 

1977 24th Edition 1978 with Australian Supplement

Edition

24 with Australian Supplement (6th Australian edition)

Pages

382

ISBN 0 900424 81 8
Format Hardback 12x8½ inches (305x216 mm)

Publisher

Guinness Superlatives Limited

2 Cecil Court, London Road, Enfield, Middx.

Notes

  1. The Australian Supplement consists of an additional 32 pages (pages 338 to 369).

  2. For Australian records, would-be record breakers are asked to contact Bob Burton, Guinness Bureau of Records, 36 Clarence St., Sydney, NSW 2000

 

1982 29th Edition 1983 with Australian Supplement

Edition

29 with Australian Supplement (11th Australian edition)

Pages

382

ISBN

0 85112 253 1

Format Hardback 12x8½ inches (305x216 mm)

Publisher

Guinness Superlatives Limited

2 Cecil Court, London Road, Enfield, Middx.

 

Notes:
  1. The Australian Supplement consists of an additional 32 pages (pages 340 to 371).

  2. For Australian records, would-be record breakers are asked to contact Bob Burton, Guinness Bureau of Records, Post Office Box 1016, Crows Nest, Sydney, NSW 2065

  3. Pat Bender has a copy of the Australian Edition with an original press release:

 

 

 

1985 32nd Edition 1986 with Australian Supplement

Edition

32 with Australian Supplement (14th Australian edition)

ISBN 0-85112-434-8

Pages

352

Notes:
  1. Pat Bender has a copy of the Australian Edition with two "thank you" letters from Bob Burton, Director of the Australian Office:

 

 

 

 

 

1987 34th Edition with Australian Supplement

Edition

34 with Australian Supplement (16th Australian edition)

Publication Date

October 1987

ISBN 0-85112-873-4

Pages

352

Format Hardback 11½x8½ inches (292x216 mm)
Copyright Guinness Publishing Ltd

Notes

The Australian Supplement consists of an additional 32 pages (pages 321 to 352).

 

1989 36th Edition with Australian Supplement

Edition

36 with Australian Supplement (18th Australian edition)

Publication Date

October 1989

ISBN 0-85112-346-5

Pages

352

Format Hardback 12x8.85 inches (305x225 mm)
Copyright Guinness Publishing Ltd

Notes

The Australian Supplement consists of an additional 32 pages (pages 321 to 352).

 

1992 39th Edition with Australian Supplement

Edition

39 with Australian Supplement (21st Australian edition)

Publication Date

October 1992

ISBN 0-85112-979-X

Pages

352

Format Hardback 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Copyright Guinness Publishing Ltd

Notes

The Australian Supplement consists of an additional 32 pages.

 

1994 41st Edition with Australian Supplement

Edition

41 with Australian Supplement (23rd Australian edition)

Publication Date

October 1994

ISBN 0-85112-648-0 (Softback edition), 0-85112-737-1 (Hardback edition)

Pages

352

Format Softback 11¾ x 8⅝ inches (298x220 mm)
Copyright Guinness Publishing Ltd

Notes

The Australian Supplement consists of an additional 32 pages.

 

1997 44th Edition with Australian Supplement

Edition

44 with Australian Supplement (26th Australian edition)

Publication Date

October 1997

ISBN 0-85112-048-2 (Softback edition), 0-85112-047-4 (Hardback edition)

Pages

352

Format Softback 11¾ x 8⅝ inches (298x220 mm)
Copyright Guinness Publishing Ltd

Notes

The Australian Supplement consists of an additional 32 pages.

Brazil

1974 Guinness Livro dos Recordes

Publication Date

1974

Cover

Blue with Orange panel

Pages

250

Chapters

10 ("Ser humano", "Reinos animal e vegetal", "Mundo natural", "Universo e espaço", "Mundo da Ciência", "Artes e diversões", "Estruturas mundiais", "Mundo mecânico, político e dos negócios", "Conquistas humanas" and "Esportes e jogos")

Dimensions 11x8¼ inches (280x210 mm)

Publisher

Editora Abril, SP

Notes

1st edition in Portuguese.

 

2012 Guinness World Records 2013
ISBN 978-85-220-1393-7

Pages

287

Format Hardback 304x228 mm
Publisher Agir

 

2015 Guinness World Records 2016
ISBN 978-85-220-3181-8

Pages

255

Format Hardback 304x228 mm
Publisher Ediouro

Bulgaria

1999 Книга на рекордите на Гинес

ISBN 954-474-181-X

Pages

250

Format Hardback 304x228 mm
Publisher Kibea Publishing House, Sofia

 

2000 Книга на Гинес за престъпленията
ISBN 954-9550-42-7

Pages

228

Format Hardback 264x192 mm
Publisher Gaia Libris Publishing House
Notes A Bulgarian translation of the Guinness Book of Crime.

Canada

1976 1st Canadian Edition

Edition

23 (1977 Edition)

Publication Date

1976

Cover

Royal Blue background

ISBN 0 900424 39 7

Foreword

October 1976, Earl of Iveagh

Preface

Editor and compiler

Pages

382

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "Animal and plant kingdoms", "The Natural world", "The universe and space", "The scientific world", "The arts and entertainments", "The world's structures", "The mechanical world", "The business world", "The human world", "Human achievements" and "Sports, games and pastimes")
Format Hardback 11⅝x8½ inches (296x212 mm)
Copyright Guinness Superlatives Limited

Publisher

Guinness Superlatives Limited

2 Cecil Court, London Road, Enfield, Middlesex, England.

Printer

Richardson, Bond & Wright Ltd., Owen Sound, Ontario.

Notes:
  1. The cover is largely the same as the UK 23rd Edition, except that the front cover has "Canadian Edition" instead of "Superlative Recorder", and the camera lens has a maple leaf in place of the world.

  2. The book is slightly shorter than the UK edition, and the year banner and cup ribbons on the front cover are modified accordingly.

  3. The Canadian Records section is 32 pages long (pages 338 to 369).

  4. The Foreword for the Canadian Records section says, "This is a pioneer edition with a section devoted to purely Canadian records. The compilers are conscious that any first offering must inevitably have gaps and they are confident that this collection can be improved with each succeeding edition".

 

1989 Guinness Le Livre Des Records Sportifs

Publication Date

1989

Editor Gilles Morin
ISBN 2-89089-699-4

Pages

307

Format Hardback 10¼x7¼ inches (261x185 mm)

Publisher

Les Éditions Quebecor, une division de Groupe Quebecor inc., 4435, boul. des Grandes Prairies, Montréal (Québec), H1R 3N4.

Notes

Translated into French from Sterling Publishing's Guinness Sports Record Book 1989-90

 

1996 Guinness des Records 1997

Subtitle

Édition Spéciale Canada 1000 Records du Québec

Publication Date

September 1996

Colour

Blue

ISBN 978-2-911792-00-7

Pages

315

Format Paperback 285x221 mm
Publisher Éditions Philippine

 

2015 Guinness World Records 2016

Publication Date

2015

Colour

Gold

ISBN 978-1-897553-44-2

Pages

255

Format Hardback 304x228 mm
Publisher Guinness World Records

 

2016 Guinness World Records 2017

Publication Date

2016

Colour

Green

ISBN 978-1-897553-48-0

Pages

255

Format Hardback 304x228 mm
Publisher Éditions Philippine

China / Chinese

1975 Guinness Book of World Records

Publication Date

1975

Pages

568

Format Paperback 7⅜x5⅛ inches (188x130 mm)

Publisher

Times Culture Publishing Co., Ltd.

Notes This is not the official Guinness 1981 edition published by Kite International, but is an earlier Taiwanese edition produced by the Times Culture Publishing Co., Ltd. in Taipei.

It is a translation of the 13th U.S. Bantam Edition, but it is not believed that this publication was approved by Guinness Superlatives in the U.K.

 

 

1981 Guinness Book of World Records

 

Publication Date

1981

ISBN

0-900424-90-2

Pages

165

Format Paperback 8x5⅛in (203x130mm)

Publisher

Kite International Ltd.

Notes

Earlier editions in Chinese (such as the edition from Taiwan above) are known, but this is believed to be the first official edition.

All pictures and illustrations are black-and-white only.

 

 

1990 Guinness Book of World Records

Pages

1126

Format Hardback 8½x6¼ inches (215x160 mm)

Publisher

Chuan Yuan Publishing Co.

Notes It is not clear whether this is an official Guinness edition, or if it is indeed the first official Taiwanese edition. There are only a few black and white photographs in the book, with just eight pages in colour.

 

1999 Guinness Book of the 20th Century

Publication Date

January 1999

ISBN 978-7-5382-5409-9

Pages

447

Format Hardback 290x215 mm
Publisher Liaoning Education Press
Notes This edition had a print run of 5000 copies

 

1999 Guinness Book of Knowledge

Publication Date

April 1999

ISBN 978-7-5382-5458-7

Pages

527

Format Hardback 290x215 mm
Publisher Liaoning Mathematic and Education Press
Notes This edition had a print run of 3,000 copies

 

1999 Guinness World Records 2000

Publication Date

1999

ISBN 978-7-5382-5613-0

Pages

242

Format Hardback 290x215 mm
Publisher Liaoning Education Press

 

2000 Guinness World Records 2001

Publication Date

2000

ISBN 978-7-5382-5924-7

Pages

240

Format Hardback 303x225 mm
Publisher Liaoning Education Press

 

2001 Guinness Classical 1000

Publication Date

January 2001

ISBN 978-7-5326-0748-8

Pages

354

Format Paperback 238x197 mm
Publisher Shanghai Lexicographical Publishing House
Notes

Originally published in English as Guinness Classical 1000.

This edition had a print run of 10,000 copies.

 

2001 Guinness Great Composers

Publication Date

August 2001

ISBN 978-7-5326-0788-4

Pages

402

Format Paperback 238x197 mm
Publisher Shanghai Lexicographical Publishing House
Notes

Originally published in English as The Guinness Guide to Classical Composers.

This edition had a print run of 7,000 copies.

 

2002 Guinness World Records 2002

Publication Date

January 2002

ISBN 978-7-5382-6160-8

Pages

246

Format Hardback 304x228 mm
Publisher Liaoning Education Press
Notes This edition had a print run of 30,000 copies.

 

2013 Guinness World Records 2013

Publication Date

March 2013

ISBN 978-7-5110-1152-7

Pages

303

Format Hardback 303x225 mm
Publisher Dolphin Books
Notes This edition had a print run of 6,000 copies

 

2014 Guinness World Records 2014

Publication Date

January 2014

ISBN 978-7-5135-3890-9

Pages

279

Format Boxed edition 320x242 mm (Book: 303x225 mm)
Publisher Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing

 

2015 Guinness World Records 2016
ISBN 978-7-5135-7545-4

Pages

255

Format Hardback 304x228 mm
Publisher Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing

 

2016 Guinness World Records Calendar 2017

Publication Date

2016

Format Hardback 210x152 mm
Publisher Guinness World Records Limited
Notes Our copy may be a sample - it isn't clear if the calendar was officially released.

 

2017 Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2017

Publication Date

February 2017

ISBN 978-7-5340-5603-1

Pages

215

Format Paperback 278x197 mm
Publisher Zhejiang People's Fine Arts Publishing House

 

2018 Guinness World Records 2019

Publication Date

November 2018

ISBN 978-7-5135-7550-4
Format Paperback 284x210 mm
Publisher Liaoning Children's Publishing
Notes Our copy is still sealed, so we cannot add any further information!

 

2019 Guinness World Records China Pride

Publication Date

September 2019

ISBN 978-7-5135-8105-5
Format Hardback 296x215 mm
Publisher Liaoning Children's Publishing
Notes A selection of Chinese world records to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the People's Repulbic of China. Text is in Chinese and English.

Croatia

1977 Guinnessova Knjiga Rekorda

 

Pages

399

Chapters 12 ("Čovjek", "Životinjsko i Biljno Carstvo", "Svijet Oko Nas", "Svemir", "Svijet Nauke", "Umjetnost i Zabava", "Najveće Gradevine", "Svijet Mehanike", "Privreda", "Svijet Ljudi", "Rekordni Ljudski Pothvati" i "Sport")
Format Hardback 11⅜x8⅛ inches (289x207 mm)
Copyright Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Publisher

Prosvetja, Zagreb

Notes

First edition in Serbo-Croat.

 

 

2001 Guinness World Records 2002

ISBN

978-953-220-002-7

Pages

264

Format Hardback 304x228mm

Publisher

Algoritam, Zagreb

 

2002 Guinness World Records 2003

ISBN

978-953-220-050-8

Pages

288

Format Hardback 304x228mm

Publisher

Algoritam, Zagreb

Czechia (Czech Republic)

1975 Guinnessova Kniha Rekordů

Publication Date

1975

Cover

Multicoloured

Publisher

Olympia, Prague.

Notes

We are looking for a copy of this 1st Czech edition in good condition.

 

1990 Guinnessova Kniha Rekordů 1990

ISBN 80-7033-021-X

Pages

286

Format Hardback 305x230 mm
Publisher Nakladatelství Olympia, Prague
Notes

This is the 2,529th publication by the Olympia publishing house.

 

1992 Guinnessova Kniha Rekordů 1993

ISBN 80-7033-257-3

Pages

240

Format Hardback 305x228 mm
Publisher Nakladatelství Olympia, Prague
Notes

This is the 2,670th publication by the Olympia publishing house.

 

1994 Guinnessova Kniha Rekordů 1995

ISBN 978-80-7033-330-3

Pages

254

Format Hardback 305x228 mm
Publisher Nakladatelství Olympia, Prague
Notes

This is the 2,746th publication by the Olympia publishing house.

 

1995 Guinnessova Kniha Rekordů 1996

ISBN 978-80-7033-381-5

Pages

240

Format Hardback 305x225 mm
Publisher Nakladatelství Olympia, Prague
Notes

This is the 2,786th publication by the Olympia publishing house.

 

1996 Guinnessova Kniha Rekordů 1997

ISBN 978-80-7033-435-5

Pages

264

Format Hardback 305x225 mm
Publisher Nakladatelství Olympia, Prague
Notes

This is the 2,842nd publication by the Olympia publishing house.

 

1997 Guinnessova Kniha Rekordů 1998

ISBN 978-80-7033-484-3

Pages

256

Format Hardback 305x225 mm
Publisher Nakladatelství Olympia, Prague
Notes

This is the 2,892nd publication by the Olympia publishing house.

 

1998 Guinnessova Kniha Rekordů 1999

ISBN 978-80-7033-546-8

Pages

263

Format Hardback 305x228 mm
Publisher Vydavatelství Olympia, Prague
Notes

This edition has 9 pages of Czech records

This is the 2,941st publication by the Olympia publishing house.

 

1999 Guinnessovy Světové Rekordy 2000

ISBN 978-80-7033-623-6

Pages

256

Format Hardback 304x228 mm
Publisher Nakladatelství Olympia, Prague
Notes

This edition has 12 pages of Czech records

This is the 3,008th publication by the Olympia publishing house.

 

2000 Guinness Book of the 20th Century

Title Guinnessova Kniha 20 Stoleti
ISBN 978-80-7033-683-0

Pages

263

Format Hardback 305x228 mm
Publisher Vydavatelství Olympia, Prague

 

2000 Guinness World Records 2001

Title Guinnessovy Svĕtové Rekordy
ISBN 978-80-7033-182-8

Pages

248

Format Hardback 303x228 mm
Publisher Nakladatelství Olympia, Prague
Notes

This edition has 8 pages of Czech records

This is the 3,105th publication by the Olympia publishing house.

 

2015 Guinness World Records 2016

ISBN 978-80-7529-029-8

Pages

255

Format Hardback 304x228 mm
Publisher Slovart

Estonia

2002 Guinness World Records 2003

ISBN

978-9985-62-076-2

Pages

288

Format Hardback 303x228mm

Publisher

Tänapäev AS, Tallinn

Greece

1980 Guinness Τά Пαράξενα καί tά Ρεκόρ τού Κόσμου

Publication Date

1980

Pages

456

Format

Hardback 245x180 mm

Publisher

Imex δ-π Publishing House, Frangon 1, Thessaloniki

Notes

This is the first Greek edition, a translation of the 26th UK edition.

 

1983 Guinness Τά Пαράξενα καί tά Ρεκόρ τού Κόσμου

Publication Date

1983

Foreword

Norris McWhirter

Pages

523

Format Hardback 305x225 mm

Publisher

Paratiritis Publications, Thessaloniki

Notes

Greek translation of the 29th UK edition.

 

1991 ΤΟ ΒΙΒΛΙΟ ΤΩΝ ΡΕΚΟΡ GUINNESS 1992

Publication Date

1991

Foreword

Donald McFarlan, 1990

ISBN

960-245-009-6

Pages

307

Format Hardback 305x225 mm

Publisher

Golden Pen Publications, Athens

 

1992 ΤΟ ΒΙΒΛΙΟ ΤΩΝ ΡΕΚΟΡ GUINNESS 1993

Publication Date

1992

Foreword

Peter Matthews

ISBN

960-245-024-X

Pages

290 plus 26 pages of Olympic Records, Stop Press and Index

Format Hardback 305x225 mm

Publisher

Golden Pen Publications, Athens

 

1993 ΤΟ ΒΙΒΛΙΟ ΤΩΝ ΡΕΚΟΡ GUINNESS 1994

Publication Date

1993

Foreword

Peter Matthews

ISBN

960-245-033-9

Pages

296 plus 5 index pages

Format Hardback 305x225 mm

Publisher

Golden Pen Publications, Athens

 

1999 Το βιβλίο Guinness για τα θαύματα της φύσης

ISBN

978-960-245-108-3

Pages

240

Format Hardback 305x225 mm

Publisher

Golden Pen Publications, Athens

Notes

Greek edition of the Guinness Book of Amazing Nature.

 

2002

Guinness World Records 2003

Publication Date

2002

ISBN 978-960-245-129-8
Pages 272
Format Hardback 307x226 mm

Publisher

Golden Pen Publications, Athens

 

2015

Guinness World Records 2016

Publication Date

2015

ISBN 977-2-408066-00-1
Pages 255
Format Hardback 304x228 mm

Publisher

Golden Pen Publications

Hungary

1992 Guinness Encyclopedia

Title

Egyetemes Guinness Enciklopédia

Publication Date

Autumn 1992

ISBN

963-7866-36-1

Pages

766

Format Hardback 312x256 mm

Publisher

Pannon Publishing House, Budapest

 

1994 Guinness Rekordok Könyve 1994

ISBN

963-8185-65-1

Pages

311

Format Hardback 294x228 mm

Publisher

Officina Nova, Budapest

Notes Our copy is still sealed, so we cannot add any further information!

 

1996 Guinness Rekordok Könyve '97

ISBN

978-963-548-346-5

Pages

240

Format Hardback 292x228 mm

Publisher

Magyar Könyvklub (Hungarian Book Club)

 

2002 Guinness World Records 2003

ISBN

978-963-9421-34-9

Pages

288

Format Hardback 303x228 mm

Publisher

Gabo Publishing, Budapest

 

2015 Guinness World Records 2016

ISBN

978-963-406-091-8

Pages

255

Format Hardback 303x228 mm

Publisher

Gabo Publishing, Budapest

India

1987 Guinness Book of World Records 1988 (Hindi Edition)

Pages

304

Format Paperback 8½ x 5½ in (216x140 mm)

Copyright

Pustak Mahal, Khari Baoli, Delhi

Publisher

Book Palace, Delhi

Notes

This is an abridged version of the UK edition.

Also available in two parts or as a "customized library version".

Also available as an unabridged, full version in one or four volumes.

 

1991 Guinness Book of World Records 1991 (Hindi Edition)

Pages

384

Format Paperback 8½ x 5½ in (216x140 mm)

Copyright

Pustak Mahal, Khari Baoli, Delhi

Publisher

Book Palace, Delhi

Notes

This is an abridged version of the UK edition.

Also available as a "customized library version".

 

1993 Guinness Book of Records 1993 (Hindi Edition)

Publication Date

April 1993

ISBN

81-216-0313-7

Pages

533

Format Paperback 200x135 mm

Publisher

Hind Pocket Books PVT Ltd., Delhi

Notes

This is a Hindi translation of the 1993 International Edition.

Indonesia

1980 Guinness Rekaman Rekor Dunia

Publication Date

1980

Pages

1060

Format Paperback 18x11 cm
Publisher Gramedia Jakarta, PT
Notes First Indonesian edition.

 

Israel

1977 Guinness Sēfēr Ha'siim

 

Pages

285

Chapters 12
Format Hardback 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Copyright Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Publisher

Carta Publishing, Jerusalem

Notes First Hebrew edition.

 

 

1979 Guinness Book of Records Hebrew Edition 1979/80

Pages

281

Format Hardback 308x230 mm

Publisher

Carta Publishing, Jerusalem

 

1980 Guinness Book of Records Hebrew Edition 1980/1

ISBN

965-220-008-5

Pages

223

Format Hardback 308x230 mm

Publisher

Carta Publishing, Jerusalem

 

1981 Guinness Book of Records Hebrew Edition 1981/2

ISBN

965-220-033-6

Pages

227

Format Hardback 308x230 mm

Publisher

Carta Publishing, Jerusalem

 

1983 Guinness Book of Records Hebrew Edition 1983

ISBN

965-220-048-4

Pages

227

Format Hardback 308x230 mm

Publisher

Carta Publishing, Jerusalem

 

1986 Guinness Book of Records Hebrew Edition 1986

ISBN

965-220-987-5

Pages

278

Format Hardback 308x230 mm

Publisher

Carta Publishing, Jerusalem

 

1988 Guinness Book of Records Hebrew Edition 1988

ISBN

965-220-143-X

Pages

302

Format Hardback 308x230 mm

Publisher

Carta Publishing, Jerusalem

 

1990 Guinness Book of Answers 1990

ISBN

965-220-166-9

Pages

328

Format Hardback 308x230 mm

Publisher

Carta Publishing, Jerusalem

 

1990 Guinness Book of Records Hebrew Edition 1990

ISBN

965-220-170-7

Pages

296

Format Hardback 308x230 mm

Publisher

Carta Publishing, Jerusalem

 

1991 Guinness Book of Records Hebrew Edition 1991

ISBN

965-220-182-2

Pages

312

Format Hardback 308x230 mm

Publisher

Carta Publishing, Jerusalem

 

1998 Guinness Book of Records Hebrew Edition 1998

ISBN

965-220-408-0

Pages

314

Format Hardback 304x232 mm

Publisher

Carta Publishing, Jerusalem

 

1999 Guinness World Records Hebrew Edition 2000

Pages

314

Format Hardback 304x225 mm

Publisher

Carta Publishing, Jerusalem

Notes

This edition has 9 pages of Israeli records.

 

2005 Guinness World Records Hebrew Edition 2005

ISBN

965-220-567-2

Pages

297

Format Hardback 306x223 mm

Publisher

Carta Publishing, Jerusalem

 

2015 Guinness World Records 2016

ISBN

978-965-220-865-1

Pages

255

Format Hardback 304x228 mm

Publisher

Carta Publishing, Jerusalem

Italy

1968 Il Guinness Dei Primati

Publication Date

July 1968

Cover

Purple

Preface Benjamin Guinness, Viscount Elveden

Pages

367

Chapters 12 ("Gli Esseri Umani", "I Regni Animale e Vegetale", "Il Nostro Pianeta", "L'universo e lo Spazio", "Il Mondo della Scienza", "Attività Artistiche e Ricreative", "Il Mondo degli Affari", "Le Costruzioni dell'Uomo", "Il Mondo della Meccanica", "Le Istituzioni dell'Uomo", "Le Conquiste dell'Uomo" e "Sport, Giochi e Passatempi")
Dimensions 10½x8 inches (267x203 mm)
Copyright Guinness Superlatives Limited, Arnoldo Mondadori Editore

Publisher

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore

Notes

First Italian edition.

 

1971 Il Guinness Dei Primati

Publication Date

February 1971

Pages

504

Price New

800 Lira

Format Paperback 185x110 mm

Publisher

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore

 

1975 Il Guinness Dei Primati

Publication Date

April 1975

Pages

529

Price New

2,500 Lira

Format Paperback 185x110 mm

Publisher

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore

Notes Based on the 20th UK edition

 

1977 Il Guinness Dei Primati

Publication Date

January 1977

Pages

529

Format Hardback 208x135 mm

Publisher

Club degli Editori, Milan

Notes This is an Editor's Club reprint of the 1975 edition.

 

1983 Il Guinness Dei Primati 1984

Publication Date

November 1983

Cover

Red

Pages

370

Format Hardback 262x186 mm

Publisher

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore

 

1985 Il Guinness Dei Primati 1986

Publication Date

November 1985

Cover

Red

Pages

370

Format Hardback 262x186 mm

Publisher

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore

 

1989 Il Guinness Dei Primati 1990

Publication Date

November 1989

Cover

Green

Pages

370

Format Hardback 262x186 mm

Publisher

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore

 

1990 Il Guinness Dei Primati 1991

Publication Date

November 1990

ISBN

978-88-04-33897-0

Cover

Blue

Pages

370

Format Hardback 262x186 mm

Publisher

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore

 

1991 Il Guinness Dei Primati 1992

Publication Date

November 1991

ISBN

978-88-04-35402-4

Cover

Red

Pages

370

Format Hardback 262x186 mm

Publisher

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore

 

1992 Il Guinness Dei Primati 1993

Publication Date

November 1992

ISBN

978-88-04-36173-5

Cover

Light blue

Pages

370

Format Hardback 262x186 mm

Publisher

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore

 

1994 Il Guinness Dei Primati 1995

Publication Date

November 1994

ISBN

978-88-04-38808-1

Cover

Turquoise

Pages

369

Format Hardback 262x186 mm

Publisher

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore

 

1995 Il Guinness Dei Primati 1996

Publication Date

November 1995

ISBN

978-88044-0180-3

Cover

White

Pages

379

Format Hardback 305x220 mm

Publisher

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore

 

1995 Il Guinness Dei Fiaschi Militari

Publication Date

1995

ISBN

978-88-04-39448-8

Pages

305

Format Paperback 197x128 mm

Publisher

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore

Notes

Our copy is a reprint from 1997

 

1996 Il Guinness Dei Primati 1997

Publication Date

November 1996

ISBN

978-88-04-41739-2

Cover

Black

Pages

379

Format Hardback 305x215 mm

Publisher

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore

 

2000 Guinness World Records 2001

Title Il Guinness Dei Primati
ISBN 978-88-04-48369-5

Pages

272

Format Hardback 303x228 mm
Publisher Arnoldo Mondadori Editore
Notes This edition has 23 pages of Italian records.

 

2001 Guinness World Records 2002

Title Il Guinness Dei Primati
ISBN 978-88-04-49721-9

Pages

288

Format Hardback 304x228 mm
Publisher Arnoldo Mondadori Editore
Notes This edition has 15 pages of Italian records.

 

2002 Guinness World Records 2003

ISBN 978-88-04-50299-9

Pages

288

Format Hardback 303x228 mm
Publisher Mondadori

 

2005 Guinness World Records 2006

ISBN 978-88-04-54933-8

Pages

288

Format Hardback 304x228 mm
Publisher Mondadori

 

2011 Guinness World Records 2012

Publication Date

2011

ISBN

978-88-04-61382-4

Pages

287

Format Hardback 305x228 mm

Publisher

Mondadori

 

2013 Guinness World Records 2014

Publication Date

2013

ISBN

978-88-04-63297-9

Pages

271

Format Hardback 305x228 mm

Publisher

Mondadori

 

2015 Guinness World Records 2016

Publication Date

2015

ISBN

978-88-04-65737-8

Pages

255

Format Hardback 304x228 mm

Publisher

Mondadori

Japan

1966/7 Guinness Korega Sekai Ichi

Format

Two paperback volumes - each 7⅛x5 inches (181x128mm) - housed in a purple/red slip-case with a blue paper wrap.

Copyright 1965 Guinness Superlatives Ltd.
Publisher Takeuchi Books, Tokyo
Price New 930 Yen
Volume 1 Red dust-jacket (below, left) over a cream cover, with a green paper wrap. 287 pages. Price: 450 Yen. Publication Date: 30th June 1966
Volume 2 Green dust-jacket (below, right) over a cream cover, with a red paper wrap. 365 pages. Price 480 Yen. Publication Date: 30th January 1967
Notes First Japanese edition.

 

1971 The Guinness Book of Records

Publication Date

25th August 1971

Pages

582

Format Hardback 215x160 mm

Publisher

Takeuchi Bookstore, Tokyo

Notes

Plain green cover in slip-case.

 

1985 Guinness Book of Records 1985

Publication Date

20th March 1985

ISBN

4-06-201914-0

Pages

582

Format Paperback 184x114 mm

Publisher

Koremichi Noma, Kodansha Co. Ltd., Tokyo

 

1986 Guinness Book of Records 1986

Publication Date

30th January 1986

ISBN

4-06-202440-3

Pages

599

Format Paperback 184x114 mm

Publisher

Koremichi Noma, Kodansha Co. Ltd., Tokyo

 

1986 Guinness Book of Records 1987

Publication Date

15th December 1986

ISBN

4-06-202948-0

Pages

638

Format Paperback 184x114 mm

Publisher

Koremichi Noma, Kodansha Co. Ltd., Tokyo

 

1992 Guinness Book of Records 1993

Publication Date

18th December 1992

ISBN

4-88693-254-1

Pages

510

Format Paperback 188x128 mm

Publisher

Yonezo Tanaka, Tokyo

 

1993 Guinness Book of Records 1994

Publication Date

25th December 1993

ISBN

4-88693-272-X

Pages

527

Format Paperback 188x128 mm

Publisher

Kitora Shobo Co. Ltd., Tokyo

 

2000 Guinness World Records 2000

Publication Date

1st January 2000

ISBN 978-4-87771-508-3

Pages

244

Format Paperback 298x213 mm
Publisher Kiyotaka Hirai Publishing, Tokyo

 

2008 Guinness World Records 2009

Publication Date

10th November 2008

ISBN

978-4-7771-1145-9

Cover

Lime green

Pages

239

Format Hardback 11x8¼ inches (280x210 mm)

Publisher

Goma Books Co., Ltd.

 

2009 Guinness World Records Kids 2009

Publication Date

10th January 2009

ISBN

978-4-7771-1208-1

Cover

White

Pages

39 plus 4 pages of detachable record cards

Format Paperback 257x210 mm

Publisher

Goma Books Co., Ltd.

 

2010 Guinness World Records 2011

Publication Date

18th November 2010

ISBN

978-4-04-895407-5

Cover

Flame

Pages

303

Format Hardback 11x8¼ inches (280x210 mm)

Publisher

Kadokawa Group Publishing Co., Ltd.

 

2012 Guinness World Records Listening 1

Publication Date

20th January 2012

ISBN 978-4-7773-6421-3

Pages

75

Format Paperback 247x186 mm
Authors Robert Diem, Josef Williamson
Publisher Macmillan LanguageHouse Ltd., Tokyo
Notes First of 3 textbooks in the series.

 

2012 Guinness World Records Reading 1

Publication Date

20th January 2012

ISBN 978-4-7773-6418-3

Pages

77

Format Paperback 247x186 mm
Authors Josef Williamson, Armanda Dingledy-Rodie
Publisher Macmillan LanguageHouse Ltd., Tokyo

 

2012 Guinness World Records Reading 2

Publication Date

20th January 2012

ISBN 978-4-7773-6419-0

Pages

77

Format Paperback 247x186 mm
Authors Robert Diem, Kate Chandler
Publisher Macmillan LanguageHouse Ltd., Tokyo

 

2012 Guinness World Records Reading 3

Publication Date

20th January 2012

ISBN 978-4-7773-6420-6

Pages

77

Format Paperback 247x186 mm
Authors Andrew Parrott, John Paul Catton
Publisher Macmillan LanguageHouse Ltd., Tokyo

 

2014 Guinness World Records 2015

Publication Date

9th September 2014

ISBN

978-4-04-899601-3

Cover

Blue

Pages

256

Format Hardback 11x8¼ inches (280x210 mm)

Publisher

Kadokawa ASCII Research Institute Co., Ltd.

 

2015 Guinness World Records Surprising Challenges

Publication Date

April 24th 2015

ISBN 978-4-04-899602-0

Pages

255

Format Paperback 190x130 mm
Publisher Kadokawa ASCII Research Institute Co., Ltd.

 

2015 Guinness World Records 2016

Publication Date

10th September 2015

ISBN

978-4-04-899603-7

Cover

Gold

Pages

255

Format Hardback 11x8¼ inches (280x210 mm)

Publisher

Kadokawa ASCII Research Institute Co., Ltd.

 

2017 Guinness World Records 2018

Publication Date

7th September 2017

ISBN

978-4-04-899608-2

Cover

Blue

Pages

255

Format Hardback 11x8¼ inches (280x210 mm)

Publisher

Kadokawa ASCII Research Institute Co., Ltd.

 

2018 Guinness World Records 2019

Publication Date

6th September 2018

ISBN

978-4-04-911007-4

Cover

Blue

Pages

251

Format Hardback 11x8¼ inches (280x210 mm)

Publisher

Kadokawa ASCII Research Institute Co., Ltd.

 

2019 Guinness World Records 2020

Publication Date

5th September 2019

ISBN

978-4-04-911033-3

Cover

Black

Pages

250

Format Hardback 11x8¼ inches (280x210 mm)

Publisher

Kadokawa ASCII Research Institute Co., Ltd.

Latin America

1993

Libro de los Records Guinness 1994

Publication Date

2nd September 1993

ISBN 978-958-02-0813-6
Editor César Camilo Ramírez

Pages

320

Chapters 11 ("El Universo y la Tierra", "El Mundo Viviente", "El Ser Humano", "Ciencia y Technologiá", "Edificios y Estructuras", "Medios de Transporte", "El Mundo de los Negocios", "Arte y Entretenimiento", "Mundo Político y Social", "Proezas Humanas" y "Desportes y Jeugos")
Format Hardback c. 12x8¾ inches (303x223 mm)
Copyright Guinness Publishing Ltd. and Editorial Voluntad S.A. 1993

Publisher

Editorial Voluntad S.A., Santa Fe de Bogotá, Columbia

Notes

First Central American edition.

 

 

1994 Libro de los Records Guinness 1995

Publication Date

1994

ISBN 978-958-02-0940-9
Format Limp hardback 290x220 mm

Publisher

Editorial Voluntad S.A., Santa Fe de Bogotá, Columbia
Notes Our copy is still sealed, so we cannot add any further information!

 

 

1995 Libro de los Records Guinness 1996

Publication Date

1995

ISBN 978-958-02-1104-4
Pages 319
Format Hardback 282x214 mm

Publisher

Editorial Voluntad S.A., Santa Fe de Bogotá, Columbia
Notes This 3rd edition is known as the Latin American edition, for distribution across:

Argentina, Bolivia, Columbia, Costa Rica, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estados Unidos, Guatemala, México, Panamá, Paraguay, Péru, Puerto Rico, República Dominicana, Uruguay and Venezuela.

 

2004 Guinness World Records 2005

Publication Date

2004

ISBN 978-84-08-05533-4
Pages 287
Format Paperback 296x220 mm

Publisher

Editorial Planeta S.A.
Notes This edition lists Planeta distributors for: Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Uruguay and the USA.

 

2006 Guinness World Records 2007

Publication Date

2006

ISBN 978-84-08-06885-3
Pages 288
Format Paperback 296x220 mm

Publisher

Editorial Planeta S.A.
Notes This edition lists Planeta distributors for: Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Uruguay and the USA.

 

2007 Guinness World Records 2008

Publication Date

2007

ISBN 978-84-08-07372-7
Pages 286
Format Paperback 296x220 mm

Publisher

Editorial Planeta S.A.
Notes This edition lists Planeta distributors for: Argentina, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, USA and Venezuela.

 

2008 Guinness World Records 2009

Publication Date

2008

ISBN 978-84-08-08165-4
Pages 287
Format Paperback 296x220 mm

Publisher

Editorial Planeta S.A.

 

2016 Guinness World Records 2017

Publication Date

2016

ISBN 978-84-08-15926-1
Pages 255
Format Hardback 304x228 mm

Publisher

Editorial Planeta S.A.

Latvia

2001 Ginesa Pasaules Rekordi 2002

ISBN

978-9984-22-347-6

Pages

270

Format Hardback 303x228mm

Publisher

Zvaigzne ABC, Riga

 

2002 Guinness World Records 2003

ISBN

978-9984-22-647-7

Pages

288

Format Hardback 303x228mm

Publisher

Zvaigzne ABC, Riga

Lebanon

1987 Guinness Book of Records 1987

Publication Date

1987

Pages

247

Format Hardback 295x220mm

Publisher

Naufal Group sarl, Beirut, Lebanon

Notes

1st Arabic edition, based on the 32nd UK edition.

 

1989 Guinness Book of Records 1989

Publication Date

1989

Pages

247

Format Hardback 295x220mm

Publisher

Naufal Group sarl, Beirut, Lebanon

Notes

2nd Arabic edition, based on the 34th UK edition.

Macedonia

2000 Guinness World Records 2001

Title Гинисова книга на светски рекорди
ISBN 9989-809-53-4

Pages

246

Format Hardback 303x228 mm
Publisher Tomislav Stojanovic

Mexico

1969 Libro Guinness de Records Olimpicos

Subtitle

Lista completa de ganadores de medallas olimpicas (1896-1968) para los 20 deportes en que se competira en los juegos de 1972 y otra informacion esencial.

Publication Date

26th September 1969

Cover

Orange background

Pages

199

Format Paperback 180x105 mm
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Publisher Editorial Diana, S. A., Calles de Tlacoquemécatl y Roberto Gayol, México 12, D. F.
Notes
  1. This is a limited edition print run of 1,000 copies only (which includes results from the 1968 Mexico Olympic games).

     

  2. We also have a copy of the earlier first edition in Spanish from 15th November 1966 (right), which was limited to 6,000 copies and had fewer (169) pages.

Middle East

2015 Guinness World Records 2016
ISBN 978-1-910561-19-5

Pages

255

Format Hardback 304x228 mm
Publisher Guinness World Records

Mongolia

2015 Гиннесийн дэлхийн амжилтууд

Publication Date

2015

ISBN 978-99962-92-79-8

Pages

253

Chapters 11
Format Hardback c. 12x9 inches (303x228 mm)
Copyright Guinness World Records Limited

Publisher

Nomiin Khishig Publishing, Prime Minister Amar Street-2, 8th khoroo Sukhbaatar destrict, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Notes

First Mongolian edition.

Netherlands

1971 Guinness Groot Recordboek

 

Publication Date

1971

Cover

Red

Foreword

Earl of Iveagh (in Dutch) and Norris D. McWhirter/Ross McWhirter (in English)

Pages

494 (with 28 black and white plates)

Chapters

12 ("De Mens", "Het Dieren- en Plantenrijk", "De Natuur", "Heelal en Ruimte", "Wetenschap", "Kunst en Ontspanning", "Bedrijfsleven", "Bouwwerken", "De Wereld van de Machine", "De Wereld van de Mens", "Menselijke Prestaties" en "Sport en Spiel")

Dimensions c. 10¾x8½ inches (275x215 mm)
Copyright Guinness Superlatives Limited and BORN N.V.

Publisher

BORN N.V. Uitgeversmaatschappij - Amsterdam-Assen

Notes

  1. First Dutch Edition.

  2. The Dutch translation was by "Mr. A. J. A. de Winter".

  3. Updates to 9 categories in "Nagekomen" on page 494.

 

1981 Het Groot Guinness Record Boek 1982

ISBN

90 245 0714 6

Cover

Yellow

Pages

359

Format Hardback 302x213 mm

Publisher

Uitgeverij Luitingh B.V., Hilversumseweg 16, 1251 EX Laren N.H.

 

1986 Het Groot Guinness Record Boek 1986

ISBN

90 245 1271 9

Pages

220

Format Paperback 298x210 mm

Publisher

Uitgeverij Luitingh B.V., Maliebaan 45, 3581 SC Utrecht

 

1987 Het Groot Guinness Record Boek 1987

ISBN

90 215 9211 8

Pages

207

Format Paperback 298x210 mm

Publisher

Uitgeverij Kosmos - Utrecht/Antwerpen

 

1988 Het Groot Guinness Record Boek 1988

ISBN

90 215 1288 2

Pages

206

Format Paperback 298x210 mm

Publisher

Uitgeverij Kosmos - Utrecht/Antwerpen

 

1989 Het Groot Guinness Record Boek 1989

ISBN

90 215 1533 4

Pages

208

Format Paperback 298x210 mm

Publisher

Uitgeverij Kosmos - Utrecht/Antwerpen

 

1989 Het Groot Guinness Record Boek 1990

ISBN

90 215 1583 0

Pages

192

Format Paperback 298x210 mm

Publisher

Uitgeverij Kosmos - Utrecht/Antwerpen

 

1990 Het Groot Guinness Record Boek 1991

ISBN

90 215 1663 2

Pages

176

Format Paperback 298x210 mm

Publisher

Uitgeverij Kosmos - Utrecht/Antwerpen

 

1991 Guinness Record Boek 1992

Publication Date

1991

ISBN

90-215-1718-3

Pages

238

Format Hardback 288x220 mm

Publisher

Uitgeverij Kosmos - Utrecht/Antwerpen

 

1992 Guinness Record Boek 1993

Publication Date

1992

ISBN

90-215-1897-X

Pages

269

Format Hardback 288x220 mm

Publisher

Uitgeverij Kosmos - Utrecht/Antwerpen

 

1993 Guinness Record Boek 1994

Publication Date

1994

ISBN

978-90-215-2069-9

Pages

207

Format Hardback 288x222 mm

Publisher

Kosmos-Z&K Uitgevers, Utrecht/Antwerpen

 

1994 Guinness Record Boek 1995

Publication Date

1994

ISBN

978-90-215-2345-0

Pages

208

Format Hardback 288x222 mm

Publisher

Kosmos-Z&K Uitgevers, Utrecht/Antwerpen

 

1995 Guinness Record Boek 96

Publication Date

1995

ISBN

978-90-215-2630-0

Pages

208

Format Hardback 285x220 mm

Publisher

Kosmos-Z&K Uitgevers, Utrecht/Antwerpen

Notes

This is the 25th anniversary Dutch/Belgian edition.

 

1996 Guinness Record Boek 1997

Publication Date

1996

ISBN

978-90-215-2939-4

Pages

208

Format Hardback 285x220 mm

Publisher

Kosmos-Z&K Uitgevers, Utrecht/Antwerpen

 

1997 Guinness Record Boek 1998

Publication Date

1997

ISBN

978-90-215-9348-7

Pages

208

Format Hardback 285x222 mm

Publisher

Kosmos-Z&K Uitgevers, Utrecht/Antwerpen

 

1998 Guinness Record Boek 1999

Publication Date

19th October 1998

ISBN

978-90-215-3206-6

Pages

287

Format Hardback 304x228 mm

Publisher

Kosmos-Z&K Uitgevers, Utrecht/Antwerpen

 

1999 Guinness World Records 2000

Title Guinness Record Boek
ISBN 978-90-215-8643-4

Pages

272

Format Hardback 304x228 mm
Publisher Kosmos-Z&K Uitgevers B.V., Utrecht
Notes This edition has 23 pages of Dutch and Belgian records.

 

2000 Guinness World Records 2001

Title Guinness Record Boek
ISBN 978-90-215-9512-2

Pages

272

Format Hardback 303x228 mm
Publisher Kosmos-Z&K Uitgevers B.V., Utrecht
Notes This edition has 23 pages of Dutch and Belgian records.

 

2002 Guinness World Records 2003

ISBN 978-90-215-3614-9

Pages

288

Format Hardback 303x228 mm
Publisher Kosmos-Z&K Uitgevers B.V., Utrecht

 

2015 Guinness World Records 2016

ISBN 978-90-261-3826-3

Pages

255

Format Hardback 304x228 mm
Publisher Uitgeverij De Fontein

New Zealand

1977 New Zealand Edition

Edition

24 (1978 Edition)

Publication Date

1977

Cover

Yellow background

ISBN 0 900424 84 2

Foreword

October 1977, Earl of Iveagh

Preface

Editor and compiler

Pages

382

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Living World", "The Natural world", "The universe and space", "The scientific world", "The arts and entertainments", "The world's structures", "The mechanical world", "The business world", "The human world", "Human achievements" and "Sports, games and pastimes")
Dimensions 12x8½ inches (305x212 mm)
Copyright Guinness Superlatives Limited

Publisher

Guinness Superlatives Limited

2 Cecil Court, London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

Redwood Burn Limited Trowbridge & Esher

Notes:

  1. The cover of the first New Zealand edition is largely the same as the UK 24th Edition, except that the front cover has "with New Zealand supplement" in a panel at the bottom.

  2. The New Zealand Records section is 32 pages long (pages 338 to 369).

  3. The Foreword for the New Zealand Records section says, "This is the first edition of the Guinness Book of Records to include a special section of exclusively New Zealand records ... This pioneer collection of New Zealand superlatives is one which we shall strive to improve and expand with succeeding annual editions".

Poland

1990 Poland

 

Title

Księga Recordów Guinness'a

Publication Date

1990

ISBN 83-85147-00-4
Editor Marek Klat

Pages

295

Chapters 11 ("Człowiek", "Świat Organizmów Żywych", "Świat i Przestrzeń", "Nauka i Technika", "Budynki i Budowle", "Transport", "Świat Interesów", "Sztuka i Rozrywka", "Ludzkie Osiągnięcia", "Świat Ludzi" i "Sport i Rekreacja")
Format Hardback c. 12x9 inches (303x224 mm)
Copyright Guinness Publishing Ltd. 1989

Publisher

Reprom, Gdansk.

 

Notes:
  1. First Polish edition.
  2. The foreword by Dona6d McFarlan starts: "Drodzy Czytelnicy. Publikacja ta jest pierwszą polską edycją Księga Recordów Guinnessa" ("Dear Readers. This publication is the first Polish edition of Guinness Book of Records").
  3. The cover is the same as the standard UK edition, except for an additional panel on the front cover, which says, "EDYCJA W JĘZYKU POLSKIM" ("Polish Language Edition"). The usual ISBN panel on the rear cover is replaced by the publisher's name (Reprom).

 

1991 Encyklopedia Guinnessa

Publication Date

1991

ISBN

978-83-85078-02-9

Pages

759

Format Hardback 295x260 mm

Publisher

Biuro Uslug Promocyjnych Sp. z o.o, Kraków

 

1999 Księga Guinnessa Zdumiewająca Przyroda

ISBN

978-83-86033-35-5

Pages

240

Format Hardback 305x225 mm

Publisher

Panteon Printing House, Wroclaw

Notes

Polish edition of the Guinness Book of Amazing Nature.

 

1999 Guinness World Records 2000

Title Księga Recordów Guinness'a Milenijne Wydanie
ISBN 978-83-86033-36-3

Pages

253

Format Hardback 304x228 mm
Publisher Panteon Printing House, Wroclaw
Notes This edition has 2 pages of Polish records.

 

2000 Guinness World Records 2001
Title Księga Recordów Guinness'a

ISBN

978-83-86033-79-9

Pages

264

Format Hardback 303x228 mm

Publisher

Panteon Printing House, Wroclaw

Notes

This edition has 6 pages of Polish records.

 

2002 Guinness World Records 2003

ISBN

978-83-88925-18-4

Pages

288

Format Hardback 303x228 mm

Publisher

Panteon PPHiU SC, Wroclaw

 

 

2010 Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2010

Publication Date

2010

ISBN 978-83-7670-067-0

Pages

216

Format Hardback 270x195 mm
Publisher Buchmann, Warsaw

Portugal

2002 Guinness World Records 2003

ISBN

978-972-20-2311-5

Pages

288

Format Hardback 303x228mm

Publisher

Publicações Dom Quixote, Lisbon

 

2015 Guinness World Records 2016

ISBN

978-989-657-667-7

Pages

255

Format Hardback 304x228mm

Publisher

Planeta Manuscrito

Romania

2001 Guinness World Records 2002

ISBN

978-973-8175-30-3

Pages

272

Format Hardback 303x228mm

Publisher

Enciclopedia RAO, Bucharest

 

2002 Guinness World Records 2003

ISBN

978-973-8175-63-1

Pages

288

Format Hardback 303x228mm

Publisher

Enciclopedia RAO, Bucharest

Russia

1989 Книгу рекордов Гиннесса 1988

Publication Date

late 1989

ISBN 5-268-00873-0

Pages

350

Chapters 12 ("Человека", "Живой мир", "Мир природы", "Вселенная и космос" "Мир науки", "Искусство и развлечения", "Мир строительных соорyжений", "Мир механики","Деловой мир", "Достижения Человека","Мир Человека", "Спорт, игры и  состязнаия")
Format Hardback 11⅛x8½ inches (282x216 mm)

Publisher

Москва: Советская Россия (Moscow: Soviet Russia)

 

Notes:
  1. This first Russian edition is a translation of the 34th U.K. Edition from 1988 by С. С. Федотова (S. S. Fedotova).

 

1991 диво-90

 

Publication Date

1991

Cover

White background

Pages

207

Chapters 19
Dimensions 10⅝x8 inches (270x203 mm)
Copyright A/O «диво» Москва, 1991
Notes This is not a Guinness edition, but it is certainly a Russian record book!

 

1991 Kniga Rekordov Guinness 1991

Publication Date

October 1991

ISBN

5-01-002713-5

Cover

Blue

Pages

311

Format Hardback 294x210 mm

Publisher

Progress Publishing House, Moscow.

Notes This edition had a print run of 50000 copies

 

1997 Kniga Rekordov Guinness 1998

ISBN

5-89355-007-2

Cover

Blue

Pages

288

Format Hardback 305x230 mm

Publisher

Readers Digest & Guinness Publishing Ltd.

 

1999 Kniga Rekordov Guinness 1999

Publication Date

Autumn 1999

ISBN

5-237-02778-4

Cover

Blue / Black

Pages

263

Format Hardback 295x220 mm

Publisher

AST Publishing House, Moscow.

Notes This edition had a print run of 30000 copies

 

1999 Kniga Rekordov Guinness 1999 Pocket Edition

Publication Date

September 1999

ISBN

5-237-03421-7

Cover

Blue / Black

Pages

430

Format Pocket Hardback 207x133 mm

Publisher

AST Publishing House, Moscow.

Notes This edition had a print run of 10000 copies

 

2000 Kniga Rekordov Guinness 2000

Publication Date

2000

ISBN

5-237-04057-3

Cover

Black

Pages

254

Format Hardback 295x220 mm

Publisher

AST Publishing House, Moscow.

Notes This edition had a print run of 25000 copies

 

2000 Guinness Big Book of Knowledge

Title

Гиннесс Большая книга знаний

Publication Date

Autumn 2000

ISBN

5-17-002122-4

Pages

480

Format Hardback 295x224 mm

Publisher

AST Publishing House, Moscow.

Notes This edition had a print run of 10000 copies

 

2011 Kniga Rekordov Guinness 2012

Publication Date

2011

ISBN

978-5-17-074711-5

Pages

287

Format Hardback 304x228 mm

Publisher

Astrel Publishing House, Moscow.

 

2015 Kniga Rekordov Guinness 2016

Publication Date

2015

ISBN

978-5-17-091471-5

Pages

255

Format Hardback 304x228 mm

Publisher

AST

 

2019 Kniga Rekordov Guinness 2020

Publication Date

2019

ISBN

978-5-17-117898-7

Pages

255

Format Hardback 304x228 mm

Publisher

AST Publishing House, Moscow.

Notes This edition had a print run of 12000 copies

Serbia

1991 Ginisova Knjiga Rekorda 1991

Publication Date

June 1991

ISBN

86-81329-06-5

Cover

Black

Pages

359

Format Hardback 245x180 mm

Publisher

Ivana Spasić & Aleksandar Spasić & "Ginko"

Notes This edition had a print run of 6000 copies

Slovakia

1992 Guinnessova Encyklopédia

Publication Date

Summer 1992

ISBN

80-06-00517-6

Pages

768

Format Hardback 295x260 mm

Publisher

Mladé Letá, Bratislava

Slovenia

1978 Guinnessova Knjiga Rekordov

Pages

316

Chapters 12 ("Človek", "Živalski in Rastlinski Svet", "Svet Narave", "Svet in Vesolje", "Svet Znanosti", "Umetnost in Zabava", "Zgradbe", "Svet Mehaniki", "Poslovni Svet", "Svet Ljudi", "Človekovi Dosežki" in "Šport")
Format Hardback 12x9⅜ inches (304x238 mm)
Copyright Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Publisher

Mladinska knjiga, Ljubljana

Notes

First edition in Slovenian.

We also have an edition with a different cover (right). As far as we can tell, the content is identical, so possibly a reprint.

 

 

1989 Guinnessova Knjiga Rekordov

Publication Date

1989

Pages

292

Format

Hardback 290x212 mm

Publisher

Mladinska Knjiga Koprodukcija

Notes

This edition has 12 pages of Slovenian records.

First print run was 15,000 copies.

 

1999 Guinness World Records 2000

Sub-title Knjiga Rekordov
Publication Date 1999
ISBN 978-961-230-106-4

Pages

255

Format Hardback 304x228 mm
Publisher Založba Obzorja, Maribor

 

2003 Guinness World Records 2004

Sub-title Knjiga Rekordov
Publication Date 2003
ISBN 978-961-233-534-2

Pages

286

Format Hardback 304x228 mm
Publisher Učila International

 

2015 Guinness World Records 2016

Publication Date 2015
ISBN 978-961-00-2609-9

Pages

255

Format Hardback 304x228 mm
Publisher Učila International

 

2017 Guinness World Records 2018

Publication Date 2017
ISBN 978-961-00-3450-6

Pages

255

Format Hardback 304x228 mm
Publisher Učila International

 

2019 Guinness World Records Znanost

Publication Date 2019
ISBN 978-961-00-4089-7

Pages

215

Format Paperback 265x190 mm
Publisher Učila International
Notes This edition has a print run of 3000 copies

Southern Africa

1968 15th Edition with Southern African Supplement

Edition

15

Publication Date

October 1968

Cover

Grey

SBN 900424 00 1

Foreword

October 1968, Earl of Iveagh

Preface

Editors and compilers

Pages

349 (standard) + 34 (Southern African records)

Dimensions Crown Quarto 10x7½ inches (254x191 mm)
Copyright Guinness Superlatives Limited

Publisher

Guinness Superlatives Limited

24, Upper Brook Street, London, W.1

Printer

Redwood Press Ltd. of Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England.

 

Notes:
  1. The cover is largely the same as the UK 15th Edition, except that the front and back of the dust-jacket say, "with Southern African records compiled by Eric Rosenthal".

  2. Our copy has the inscription, "F. A. Droste & Co., Ltd." on the cover and dust-jacket.

  3. The Southern African Records section is 34 pages long. All pages are blue tinted paper - the second page has "Late Additions and Amendments" ("Owing to the miscarriage of a set of printer's proofs"), and the following 32 pages contain the Southern African records.

  4. The Foreword for the Southern African Records section (September 1968) says, "The Guinness Book of Records welcomes the inclusion of the Southern African section, written by Eric Rosenthal, the well-known encyclopaedist".

  5. We have a copy of Eric Rosenthal's own book - "TOTAL's book of Southern African Records" (Hardback, 8x5¼in, 160 pages, ISBN 0-620-01923-9). Ours is a First edition, first impression from 1975, and is signed by the author.

 

1970 17th Edition with Southern African Supplement

Edition

17 with Southern African Supplement (3rd Southern African edition)

Publication Date

October 1970

ISBN 900424 03 6

Pages

317

Format Hardback 12x8½ 1979inches (305x216 mm)
Copyright Guinness Superlatives Limited

Notes

The Southern African Supplement consists of an additional 32 pages.

 

1971 18th Edition with Southern African Supplement

Edition

18 with Southern African Supplement (4th Southern African edition)

Publication Date

October 1971

ISBN 900424 05 2

Pages

317

Format Hardback 12x8½ inches (305x216 mm)
Copyright Guinness Superlatives Limited

Notes

The Southern African Supplement consists of an additional 32 pages.

South Korea

1991 Guinness Book of Records 1991

Publication Date

25th February 1991

Pages

320

Format Hardback 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Publisher Shin-Asa, Seoul

 

1993 Guinness Book of Records 1993

Publication Date

February 1993

Pages

343

Format Hardback 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Publisher Kim Hyung-Seung Publishing

 

1994 Guinness Book of Records 1994

Publication Date

February 1994

Pages

317

Format Hardback 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Publisher Dong-A Publishing, Seoul

 

1996 The New Guinness Book of Records 1996

Publication Date

10th June 1996

Pages

354

Format Hardback 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Publisher Dong-A Publishing, Seoul

 

1997 The New Guinness Book of Records 1997

Publication Date

15th July 1997

ISBN

978-89-87663-00-5

Pages

396

Format Hardback 12x9 inches (305x228 mm)
Publisher Guinness Publishing House, Seoul

 

2000 The Guinness History of Inventions

Publication Date

23rd June 2000

ISBN 978-89-8407-036-X

Pages

288

Format Hardback 265x190 mm
Publisher Sejong Books, Inc.
Notes Korean translation of The Guinness History of Inventions from 1996.

 

2001 Guinness World Records 2001

Publication Date

15th February 2001

ISBN 978-89-951972-0-2

Pages

274

Format Hardback 305x230 mm
Publisher Guinness Korea

Spain / Spanish

1967

Enciclopedia Guinness De Superlativos Mundiales

 

Publication Date

July 1967

Cover

White background

Associate Editor

Andrew Thomas

Foreword

July 1967, Benjamin Guinness, Viscount Elveden

Pages

501

Chapters 12 ("El Cuerpo Humano", "Reinos Animal y Vegetal", "El Mundo de la Naturaleza", "El Universo y el Espacio", "El Mundo Científico", "El Mundo Humano", "Arte y Espectáculos", "El Mundo de los Negocios", "Estructuras Mundiales", "El Mundo "Mecánico", "Proezas Humanas" y "Deportes, Juegos y Pasatiempos")
Format Paperback, 178x107 mm
Copyright Editors Press Service Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Publisher

Editors Press Service, Inc., 551 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017

Notes

The first European Spanish edition was published in 1976 and adopted the title "El Libro Guinness de los Records".

 

1987 El Libro Guinness de los Records 1988

Publication Date

1987

ISBN 84-86478-10-3

Pages

315

Format Hardback 11½x8½ inches (292x216 mm)
Publisher Ediciones Maeva, S.A

 

1988 Libro Guinness de los Récords 1989

Publication Date

October 1988

ISBN 84-87069-00-2

Pages

332

Format Hardback 303x220 mm
Publisher Producciones Jordan S. A., Madrid.
Notes Some copies had a 24 page supplement with the results from the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games

 

1989 Libro Guinness de los Récords 1990

Publication Date

October 1989

ISBN 84-87069-01-0

Pages

333

Format Hardback 303x225 mm
Publisher Producciones Jordan S. A., Madrid.

 

1990 Libro Guinness de los Récords 1991

Publication Date

October 1990

ISBN 84-87069-04-5

Pages

335

Format Hardback 303x225 mm
Publisher Producciones Jordan S. A., Madrid.

 

1994 Libro Guinness de los Récords 1995

Publication Date

October 1994

ISBN 978-84-86306-92-2

Pages

315

Format Hardback 300x215 mm
Publisher Edimundo S. A., Madrid.

 

2000 Guinness World Records 2001

Title Libro Guinness de los Récords 2001
ISBN 978-84-831-4606-4

Pages

247

Format Hardback 304x228 mm
Publisher Planeta Infantil

 

2001 Guinness World Records 2002

Title Libro Guinness de los Récords 2002
ISBN 978-84-831-4750-4

Pages

280

Format Hardback 304x228 mm
Publisher Grupo Planeta

 

2002 Guinness World Records 2003

ISBN 978-84-08-04480-2

Pages

288

Format Hardback 304x228 mm
Publisher Editorial Planeta

 

2015 Guinness World Records 2016

ISBN 978-84-08-14492-2

Pages

255

Format Hardback 304x228 mm
Publisher Editorial Planeta

 

2019 Guinness World Records Ciencia

Publication Date 6th May 2019
ISBN 978-84-08-20702-3

Pages

215

Format Paperback 265x190 mm
Publisher Editorial Planeta

Turkey

1982

Guinness-Milliyet Dünya Rekorlar Kitabı

 

Publication Date

July 1982

Pages

511

Chapters 12 ("Ĭnsan", "Hayvanlar ve Bitkiler", "Dögal Dünya", "Evren ve Uzay", "Bilim Dünyasi", "Sanat ve Eğlence", "Dünyanin Yapilari", "Mekanik Dünya", "Ĭş Dünyasi", "Başarilar – Beceriler", "Ĭnsanin Dünyasi", "Spor")
Format Paperback 7¾x5¼ inches (195x134 mm)
Copyright Guinnes Superlatives Ltd. ONK – Milliyet Yanıları A.Ş.

Publisher

Milliyet Yanıları

Notes

First Turkish edition

 

 

1994 Guinness Rekorlar Kitabı 1993/1994

Publication Date

1994

ISBN

978-975-10-0727-8

Pages

286

Format Paperback 272x200 mm
Publisher İnkılâp Kitabevi, Istanbul

 

2015 Guinness World Records 2016

Publication Date

2015

ISBN

978-605-333-354-8

Pages

255

Format Hardback 304x228 mm
Publisher Beta Yayincilik