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This page details some of our collection of main series editions (and some editions from spin-off series) that do not originate in the U.K. or the U.S.A. This page will continue to be updated as and when we find other non-UK books, but is not intended to be a definitive list of such editions. For special editions in this category, please see our World Specials page; for main series German editions, see our German page.

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Australia

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, which 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 1976 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

 

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.

Canada

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 978-2-91179-200-7

Pages

315

Format Paperback 285x221 mm
Publisher Éditions Philippine

Central America

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!

 

China

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 6000 copies

 

2014 Guinness World Records 2014

Publication Date

January 2014

ISBN 978-7-5135-3890-9
Format Boxed edition 303x225 mm
Publisher Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing
Notes Our copy is still sealed, so we cannot add any further information!

Czechia (Czech Republic)

1994 Guinnessova Kniha Rekordů 1995

ISBN 978-80-7033-330-3

Pages

254

Format Hardback 305x228 mm
Publisher Vydavatelství Olympia, Prague
Notes

This is the 2,746th 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.

Denmark

1977 Guinness Rekordbog Først og Størst

Publication Date

October 1977

ISBN 87-567-2291-3
Pages 502
Format Hardback 205x128 mm

Publisher

Politikens Forlag, København

Notes

This edition had a print run of 125,000.

 

 

1979 Guinness Rekordbog 1980

Publication Date

1979

ISBN 87-7512-028-3
Pages 336
Format Hardback 302x220 mm

Publisher

Forlaget Komma A/S, København

 

 

1990 Guinness Rekordbog 1991

Publication Date

1989

ISBN 87-7512-410-6
Pages 320
Format Hardback 240x170 mm

Publisher

Komma & Clausen A/S, København

 

 

1994 Guinness Rekordbog 1995

Publication Date

1994

ISBN 978-87111-2044-6
Format Hardback 240x174 mm

Publisher

Aschehoug A/S, København
Notes Our copy comes with a little quiz book. It is still sealed, so we cannot add any further information!

 

France

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

 

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

 

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

 

1989 Le Livre Guinness des Records 1990

Publication Date

September 1989

Cover

Red

ISBN 978-2-86391-317-8

Pages

379

Format Hardback 297x250 mm
Publisher Éditionº 1

 

1991 Le Livre Guinness des Records 1992

Publication Date

October 1991

Cover

Black/Red/White

ISBN 978-2-87761029-2

Pages

364

Format Hardback 297x212 mm
Publisher TFI Éditions

 

1996 Guinness des Records 1997

Publication Date

September 1996

Cover

Blue

ISBN 978-2-91179-200-7

Pages

315

Format Hardback 306x228 mm
Publisher Éditions Philippine

 

1999 Le Livre Guinness des Connaissances

Publication Date

July 1999

Cover

Silver

ISBN 2-7441-2868-6

Pages

502

Format Hardback 305x230 mm
Publisher Club France Loisirs, Paris

 

2005 Guinness World Records 2006

Subtitle

Le Livre de Tous les Records

Publication Date

September 2005

Cover

Green background

ISBN 978-0-12369-91-7

Pages

288

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

 

2006 Dingue! Les Records des Aventuriers

Publication Date

June 2006

Cover

Blue

ISBN 978-2-01621-004-8

Pages

63

Format Paperback 200x168 mm
Publisher Hachette Pratique (Paris)

 

2006 Incroyable! Les Records les Plus Fous

Publication Date

June 2006

Cover

Blue

ISBN 978-2-01621-005-5

Pages

63

Format Paperback 200x168 mm
Publisher Hachette Pratique (Paris)

 

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

Germany

1983 Guinness Buch des Wissens

ISBN

3-550-07715-7

Pages

384

Format Hardback 262x188 mm

Publisher

Verlag Ullstein GmbH, Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Wein.

 

1985 Guinness Buch der Briefmarken

ISBN

3-550-07695-9

Pages

180

Format Hardback 286x220 mm

Publisher

Verlag Ullstein GmbH, Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Wein.

 

1985 Guinness Buch der Sterne

ISBN

3-550-07733-5

Pages

216

Format Hardback 286x220 mm

Publisher

Verlag Ullstein GmbH, Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Wein.

 

1993 Guinness Sport Rekorde

Full Title

Guinness Enzyklopädie Internationale Sport Rekorde Daten & Fakten

ISBN

978-3-850-49436-6

Pages

420

Format Hardback 267x200 mm

Publisher

Lechner Publishing Ltd., Limassol, Cyprus.

 

1994 Das neue Guinness Buch der Tierrekorde

Publication Date

October 1994

ISBN

978-3-548-23441-0

Pages

128

Format Paperback 187x123 mm

Publisher

Verlag Ullstein GmbH, Frankfurt/M., Berlin

 

1995 Guinness Rekorde die keine wurden

Publication Date

February 1995

ISBN

978-3-548-23482-3

Pages

144

Format Paperback 187x123 mm

Publisher

Verlag Ullstein GmbH, Frankfurt/M., Berlin

 

1995 Das neue Guinness Buch der Fragen und Antworten

Publication Date

April 1995

ISBN

978-3-548-23575-2

Pages

176

Format Paperback 187x123 mm

Publisher

Verlag Ullstein GmbH, Frankfurt/M., Berlin

 

1995 Das neue Guinness Buch Wetter

ISBN

978-3-550-07845-3

Pages

160

Format Hardback 286x215 mm

Publisher

Verlag Ullstein GmbH, Frankfurt/M., Berlin

 

2001 Guinness Buch der Tierrekorde

ISBN

978-3-898-36103-3

Pages

256

Format Hardback 288x196 mm

Publisher

Komet MA-Service und Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Munich

 

2018 Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2019

Publication Date

September 2018

Cover

Black

Price New €16.99 (Germany), €17.50 (Austria)
ISBN 978-3-473-55461-4
Format Hardback 270x195 mm
Publisher Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH, Gütserloh

Hungary

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!

Israel

1979 Guinness Book of Records Hebrew Edition 1979/80

Pages

281

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

 

2005 Guinness World Records Hebrew Edition 2005

ISBN

965-220-567-2

Pages

297

Format Hardback 306x223 mm

Publisher

Carta Publishing, Jerusalem

Italy

1983 Il Guinness Dei Primati 1984

Publication Date

November 1983

Cover

Red

Pages

370

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

 

1996 Il Guinness Dei Primati 1997

Publication Date

November 1996

ISBN

978-88044-1739-2

Cover

Black

Pages

379

Format Hardback 305x215 mm

Publisher

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore

Japan

1986 Guinness Book of Records 1986

Publication Date

30th January 1986

ISBN

4-06-202440-3

Pages

599

Format 184x114 mm

Publisher

Koremichi Noma, Tokyo

 

1986 Guinness Book of Records 1987

Publication Date

15th December 1986

ISBN

4-06-202948-0

Pages

638

Format 184x114 mm

Publisher

Koremichi Noma, Tokyo

 

1992 Guinness Book of Records 1993

Publication Date

18th December 1992

ISBN

4-88693-254-1

Pages

510

Format 188x128 mm

Publisher

Yonezo Tanaka, 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.

Lebanon

1988 Guinness Book of Records 1988

Publication Date

1988

Pages

247

Format Hardback 295x220mm

Publisher

Naufal Group sarl, Beirut, Lebanon

Notes

Based on the 32nd UK edition.

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.

Netherlands

1981 Het Groot Guinness Record Boek 1982

Publication Date

9th September 2014

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

Russia

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

September 1999

ISBN

5-237-03421-7

Cover

Blue / Black

Pages

430

Format Hardback 207x133 mm

Publisher

AST Publishing House, Moscow.

Notes This edition had a print run of 10000 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

Southern Africa

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.

Spain

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

South Korea

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

Sweden

1987 Guinness Recordbok 1988

Publication Date

1987

ISBN

91-37-09357-6

Pages

317

Format Hardback 240x174 mm
Publisher Bokförlaget Forum, Stockholm

Turkey

1994 Guinness Rekorlar Kitabı 1993/1994

Publication Date

1994

ISBN

978-97510-0727-8

Pages

286

Format Paperback 272x200 mm
Publisher İnkılâp Kitabevi, Istanbul