I am going to link this to an example question on the site, if the consensus is that it is off-topic I will remove the example question.

Are questions about differences between editions (in reason) on topic?

For instance: Does the first edition of <book> by <author> contain a different epilogue to the current edition?

Or: Was the first edition of <book> really illustrated by the author?

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    I am more curious about what leads you to believe they might not be on topic. Is that something you think you could summarize and maybe edit into your question?
    – user80
    Apr 26, 2017 at 6:43
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    I don't see why not. As @Emrakul said above, do you have any reason to think that they might be off topic?
    – Mithical Mod
    Apr 26, 2017 at 6:58
  • @Emrakul I was worried people might have found this nit-picking (which is why I added the (in reason)).
    – Mirte
    Apr 26, 2017 at 13:26

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Sure, go for it. Those questions match my definition of "Literature," and I've wanted to ask a few of those questions myself. Your question has several upvotes at the moment, including mine, and doesn't seem to be in danger of closing a few hours after being asked.

Two moderators have already commented that they don't see why this shouldn't be squarely on-topic, for whatever that's worth.


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