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Other U.S. Editions and Publications

As in the U.K., a number of specially commissioned editions of the Guinness Book of World Records are known. Given the nature of such publications, we do not have a definitive list, so if you know of any other interesting related editions, please let us know. This page will also document other related Guinness items from the U.S.A. which we consider worthy of inclusion.

 1950 The Book of Amazing Facts

 

Publication Date

1950

Cover

Grey Cover with Green Dust-jacket

Pages

190

Chapters 8 ("Science", "Nature", "People", "Buildings", "Transportation", "Literature", "Sports" and "Miscellaneous")

Author

Jerome S. Meyer

Format Hardback 9½x6½ inches (241x165 mm)
Copyright 1950 The World Publishing Company

Publisher

The World Publishing Company

Notes:
  1. Though not directly Guinness related, this book is still one of our favourite early record books from the U.S.A. and is believed to be the first "records" book. The introduction states that, "It is the only book of its kind and there is nothing either in the New York Public Library or the Congressional Library in Washington even remotely like it". Although some of the so-called records in this book are rather fanciful by modern standards, many of the records exactly match those in the first Guinness Book of Records. Truly a ground-breaking publication!
 1964 Guinness Book of Olympic Records

 

Subtitle

"Complete roll of Olympic Medal Winners (1896-1960) for the 20 sports to be competed in the 1964 Games and all other essential information"

Publication Date

May 1964

Cover

Green and Yellow

Price New

$1.95

Pages

158

Preface

Compilers (Norris and Ross McWhirter)

Format Hardback 7x4¾ inches (188x120 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.

Publisher

Sterling Publishing Co. Inc., 419 Fourth Avenue, New York City

Notes:
  1. This book was published simultaneously in the U.K. by Oak Tree Press, Ltd.
  2. A paperback version of the book was also published in Australia by "The K. G. Murray Publishing Company Pty. Ltd."
1966 Chicago Daily News Edition

Edition

Revised and enlarged Bantam Special (5th U.S.) edition

Publication Date

June 1966

Cover

Brown Leather

Foreword

March 1966, Benjamin Guinness, Viscount Elveden

Pages

399

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Animal and Plant Kingdoms", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "The Human World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The Business World", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "Human Achievements" and "Sports")
Dimensions 7¼x4½ inches (185x115 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd., London

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 271 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016


(Text on Spine)

Notes:

  1. The front cover has a cartoon with the words, "Don't be a conversation dropout. Graduate to the News".

  2. The Chicago Daily News was an afternoon newspaper published in Chicago from 1876 to its demise in 1978.

  3. Apart from the information above, we know very little about this edition. If you know any more, please get in touch.

 

1967 Benco Edition

Edition

Revised and enlarged Bantam Special Edition

Publication Date

June 1967 (Sixth Printing)

Cover

Blue

Foreword

March 1966, Benjamin Guinness, Viscount Elveden

Pages

399

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Animal and Plant Kingdoms", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "The Human World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The Business World", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "Human Achievements" and "Sports")
Dimensions 7x4 inches (177x105 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd., London

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 271 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016

Notes:

  1. The inside front cover says, "Custom-made Benco Editions are produced by Bantam Books, Inc. for The Benjamin Company, Inc., 485 Madison Avenue, New York, N. Y. 10022".

  2. Apart from the information above, we know very little about this edition. If you know any more, please get in touch.

 

 1967 Guinness Book of Olympic Records

 

Edition

Revised Bantam Edition

Subtitle

"Complete roll of Olympic Medal Winners (1896-1964) for the 19 sports to be contested in the 1968 Games and all other essential information"

Publication Date

June 1967

Cover

White

Price New

75c

Pages

174

Preface

Compilers (Norris and Ross McWhirter)

Format Paperback 7x4¼ inches (177x108 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.

Publisher

Bantam Books, Inc., 271 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016

Notes:
  1. Our copy is a 4th printing.

 

 1968 Guinness Book of Olympic Records (D.E.R. Edition)

Edition

Corgi Books Edition

Subtitle

"Complete roll of Olympic Medal Winners (1896-1964) for the 19 sports to be contested in the 1968 Games and all other essential information"

Publication Date

1968

Cover

White

Pages

174

Preface

Compilers (Norris and Ross McWhirter)

Format Paperback 7x4 inches (177x111 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.

Publisher

Transworld Publishers Ltd, Bashley Road, London N.W.10

Printed By

Fletcher & Son Ltd, Norwich

1969 Dunlop Illustrated Encyclopedia of Facts

Edition

Third edition (note 1)

Publication Date

1969

Cover

Light Beige with White Dust-jacket

Price New

$8.95

Compilers

Norris and Ross McWhirter

Pages

864

Format Hardback 9x5¾ inches (228x146 mm)
Copyright Dreghorn Publications Ltd.

Publisher

Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York by arrangement with Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., New York.

Notes:
  1. Previous Dunlop fact books were published by Dreghorn Publications Ltd. in 1964 and 1966

 

1969 Dunlop Illustrated Encyclopedia of Facts

Publication Date

May 1969

Cover

White background

Price New

$1.65

Compilers

Norris and Ross McWhirter

Pages

864

Format Paperback c. 7x4¼ inches (177x108 mm)
Copyright Dreghorn Publications Ltd.

Publisher

Bantam Books, Inc., 271 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016 by arrangement with Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

 

1971 Cracker Jack Promotional Material


 

Date

1971

Format 6-page folded advertising with order form
Dimensions 11½x6 inches folded (292x153mm)
Description A special promotion for Cracker Jack, relating potential sales to records in the 1971 Guinness Book of World Records. Promotional packs had special labels that could be used to purchase the standard Bantam book at half-price.
Notes:
  1. The Cracker Jack candied popcorn and peanuts treat was first sold at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893.

 

 1971 Guinness Book of Olympic Records

 

Edition

New Revised Bantam Edition

Subtitle

"Complete roll of Olympic Medal Winners (1896-1968) for the 22 sports to be competed in the 1972 Games and all other essential information"

Publication Date

December 1971

Cover

White

ISBN

0-553-07206-4

Price New

$1.25

Pages

192

Preface

Compilers (Norris and Ross McWhirter)

Format Paperback 7x4¼ inches (177x108 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.

Publisher

Bantam Books, Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019

Notes:
  1. Our copy has a sticker on the front cover which says, "Compliments of Wilson Freight - 'The on-time line'"
1972 Guinness Sports Record Book

Edition

1

Publication Date

April 1972

Cover

Lime Green Pictorial

Authors

Norris and Ross McWhirter

ISBN

0-8069-0024-5 and 0-8069-0025-3

Pages

160

Dimensions 8¾x5½ inches (222x140 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

Publisher

Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 419 Park Avenue South, New York, N.Y. 10016.

Notes:
  1. The copyright page says, "This volume is take in part from the Guinness Book of World Records".
1972 Guinness Sports Record Book (Bantam Special Edition)

Edition

1st Printing

Publication Date

June 1972

Cover

White background

Authors

Norris and Ross McWhirter

Pages

160

Dimensions Paperback 7x4¼ inches (177x108 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019

Notes:
  1. This edition had 5 printings through to January 1973.
1972 Guinness Sports Record Book (Paperback)

Edition

1st Printing

Publication Date

September 1972

Cover

Lime Green Pictorial

Authors

Norris and Ross McWhirter

Price New

$0.95

Pages

160

Dimensions Paperback 8½x5½ inches (215x138 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

Publisher

Young Readers Press, Inc., New York.

1973 Mark Twain Banks Special Printing

Edition

Eleventh U.S. Edition

Publication Date

Post-August 1973

Cover

Light beige background

Price New

$1.50

Foreword

August 1972, Benjamin Guinness, Earl of Iveagh

Pages

639

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Animal and Plant Kingdoms", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The Business World", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "The Human World", "Human Achievements" and "Sports, Games & Pastimes")
Dimensions 7x4¼ inches (177x108 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd., London

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019

Notes:

Our copy was specially printed for "Mark Twain Bancshares, Inc. and The Mark Twain Banks"

We also have a copy with "Compliments from your Ford Dealer" (pictured right), which has an advert for Ford cars on the inside front cover and for the '73 Galaxie 500 on the inside rear cover. Our copy is stamped, "Ask for the Cowboy, Cliff Luthy".

 

1973 Guinness Sports Record Book

Edition

2nd Edition (Revised Bantam Edition)

Publication Date

September 1973

Cover

White background

Price New

$1.25

Authors

Norris and Ross McWhirter

Pages

160

Dimensions Paperback 7x4¼ inches (177x108 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019

Notes:
  1. This edition had 7 printings through to June 1974.

  2. Our copy is called the 8th printing (the 3rd printing of this edition, October 1973), and has an advert for the U.S. Army on the rear cover (pictured right).

  3. We also have a Special Book Club Edition, 3rd printing.

 

1974 Facts from the Guinness Book of World Records

Publication Date

1974

Code

PG 1141

Format

Poster c. 41 x 29 inches (1045 x 735 mm)

Illustrations

Bernice Meyers

Publisher

Scholastic Magazines, Inc.

 

1974 Revised and enlarged new Bantam edition (Northland Ford)

Edition

Twelfth U.S. Edition

Publication Date

March 1974

Cover

White background

Price New

$1.75

SBN

0-553-08042-3

Foreword

October 1973, Benjamin Guinness, Earl of Iveagh

Pages

672

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Animal and Plant Kingdoms", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The Business World", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "The Human World", "Human Achievements" and "Sports, Games & Pastimes")
Dimensions c.7x4 inches (180x106 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd., London

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019

1974 Guinness Game Book

"Fascinating fact-packed puzzles, quizzes, fun and games from the 1974 'Guinness Book of World Records' by Norris McWhirter and Ross McWhirter"

 

Edition

Bantam Edition

Publication Date

May 1974

Cover

White

Price New

95c

ISBN

0-553-08101-1

Pages

127

Dimensions 7x4¼ inches (177x108 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd., London

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019

Notes:
  1. Developed by Norvin Pallas.

  2. We have a 1st printing and a "Special Book Club Edition", 3rd Printing (above). The  1st printing has a mistake on the title page:

 

1974 New Guinness Sports Record Book (Paperback)

Edition

1974-1975 Revised Edition

Cover

Blue/Orange Pictorial

Authors

Norris and Ross McWhirter

Price New

$1.25

Pages

191

Dimensions Paperback 8½x5½ inches (215x140 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

Publisher

Young Readers Press, Inc., New York.

 

1974 Guinness Sports Record Book

Edition

3rd Edition (New Revised Bantam Edition)

Publication Date

September 1974

Cover

White background

Price New

$1.25

ISBN

0-553-08625-1

Authors

Norris and Ross McWhirter

Pages

191

Dimensions Paperback 7x4¼ inches (177x108 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019

Notes:
  1. This edition had 9 printings through to December 1975.

  2. We have a complimentary edition:

COMPLIMENTS OF

NALDECON [antihistamine/decongestant]

NALDEGESIC [decongestant/analgesic]

BRISTOL LABORATORIES

Div. of Bristol-Myers Company

Syracuse, New York 13201

  1. Another complimentary copy was produced by the 1976 "Canadian Olympic Coin Program", to promote special Olympic coins produced by the Royal Canadian Mint:

 

1974 Guinness World Records Slurpee Cups
Slurpee cups with facts from the Guinness Book of World Records on the reverse:

We currently have "Land Speed Record", "Baseball Club Records" and "Basketball Team Records".

Copyright 1974 Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.

 

1975 Guinness World Record Cups

Produced by

American Can Company, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830

 

 

Notes:

  1. A box of 80 9-ounce Dixie refill cups

  2. Rear of the box has an offer to get the 1975 Bantam edition for $1.00

 

1975 Revised and enlarged new Bantam special editions

Edition

Thirteenth U.S. Edition

Publication Dates

1975

Cover

Yellow background

SBN

0-553-08736-6

Foreword

September 1974, Benjamin Guinness, Earl of Iveagh

Pages

672

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Animal and Plant Kingdoms", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The Business World", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "The Human World", "Human Achievements" and "Sports, Games & Pastimes")
Dimensions c.7x4 inches (180x106 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd., London

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019

Notes:
  1. We also have a copy specially produced for Country Kitchen (right). The complimentary copy came with an extra page picturing a Country Kitchen and listing the location of kitchens in Canada, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

"When it comes to preparing tasty, wholesome meals and snacks, Country Kitchen breaks all records".

  1. Another edition was specially produced for Coast Federal Savings in August 1975 (below). The inside front cover lists 13 reasons "why you should count on Coast", whilst the back inside cover has a list of the Coast Federal Savings locations throughout California.

 

1975 Guinness Game Book
"Exciting puzzles, riddles, fun and games from the 1975 'Guinness Book of World Records' by Norris McWhirter and Ross McWhirter"

 

Edition

Bantam Edition

Publication Date

June 1975

Cover

Black

Price New

$1.25

ISBN

0-553-0225-1

Pages

128

Dimensions 7x4¼ inches (177x108 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd., London

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10019

Notes:
  1. Developed by Norvin Pallas.

 

1975 - 1981

Guinness Illustrated Collection of World Records for Young People

 

Publication Dates

July 1975 to July 1981

Notes

A series of 96-page books published in hardback (222x140mm) by Sterling Publising Co. Inc, and then in paperback (177x108mm) by Bantam Books Inc.

 

Each edition was reprinted a number of times, and different cover designs were available. The Bantam editions were numbered, and the following table lists the books in that order.

Title Year Hardback Paperback

Amazing Achievements

1975

0-8069-0034-2

0-553-13514-7

Astounding Feats & Events

1975

0-8069-0036-9

0-553-13070-6

Phenomenal Happenings

1976/1977

0-8069-0040-7

0-553-13521-X

Young Recordbreakers

1976/1977

0-8069-0038-5

0-553-13764-6

Startling Acts and Facts

1978/1979

0-8069-0128-4

0-553-13513-9

Extraordinary Exploits

1977/1980

0-8069-0118-7

0-553-13640-2

Surprising Accomplishments

1977/1980

0-8069-0046-6

0-553-13655-0

Exceptional Experiences

1976/1980

0-8069-0042-3

0-553-13740-9

Superstunts & Staggering Statistics

1980/1981

0-8069-0180-2

0-553-14919-9

Daring Deeds & Fascinating Facts

1979/1981

0-8069-0158-6

0-553-14918-0

Dazzling Endeavors

1980

0-8069-0194-2

 

 1975 Guinness Book of Olympic Records

 

Subtitle

"Complete roll of Olympic Medal Winners (1896-1972, including 1906) for the 28 sports (7 winter and 21 summer) to be contested in the 1976 celebrations at Innsbruck and Montreal and other useful information"

Publication Date

October 1975

Cover

White background

ISBN

0-8069-0044-X (Trade), 0-8069-0045-8 (Library)

Pages

256

Preface

Authors (Norris and Ross McWhirter)

Format Hardback 8¾x5½ inches (222x140 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.

Publisher

Sterling Publishing Co. Inc., 419 Park Avenue South, New York, N.Y. 10016

Printed In Canada

 

 1976 Guinness Book of Olympic Records

 

Edition

New Revised Bantam Edition

Subtitle

"Complete roll of Olympic Medal Winners (1896-1972, including 1906) for the 28 sports (7 winter and 21 summer) to be contested in the 1976 celebrations at Innsbruck and Montreal and other useful information"

Publication Date

February 1976

Cover

White background

Price New

$1.95

Pages

256

Preface

Authors (Norris and Ross McWhirter)

Format Paperback 7x4 inches (177x105 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019

Notes:
  1. Our copy is marked "Gift Edition".
  2. We also have a complimentary copy from Weyerhaeuser - The Tree Growing Company, which contains 2 additional pages and has a customised cover (right).

 

1976 Revised and enlarged new Bantam edition (RCA)

Edition

Fourteenth U.S. Edition

Publication Date

March 1976

Cover

Pale Blue background

Price New

$1.95

Foreword

September 1975, Benjamin Guinness, Earl of Iveagh

Pages

704

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Animal and Plant Kingdoms", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "The Business World", "The Human World", "Human Achievements" and "Sports, Games & Pastimes")
Dimensions 7x4 inches (175x106 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd., London

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019

Notes:
  1. This "Special Gift Edition" came with an extra page advertising RCA ColorTrak televisions: "It Thinks in Color - RCA's most automatic Color TV ever, tracks and corrects the TV signal before it becomes a picture on your screen."

 

1976 Guinness Sports Record Book

Edition

4th Bantam Edition

Publication Date

September 1976

Cover

Beige background

Price New

$1.50

ISBN

0-553-10100-5

Authors

Norris and Ross McWhirter

Pages

192

Dimensions Paperback 7x4 inches (177x105 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019

Notes:
  1. This edition had 7 printings through to March 1977.
  2. We have a complimentary edition from the Bankers Trust Company.

 

1976 Guinness World Record Breaker Themebook

Format Ring-bound, 50 sheet, ruled paper notebook
Dimensions 11x8½ inches (280x215mm)

Manufacturer

PAK-WELL Consumer Products Division, Oakland, CA 94606 / Denver, CO 80217

Copyright Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Description The front cover has "Mostest one-man band"; the back cover has 19 other world records.

 

1976 Guinness Book of World Records Glasses

Date

1976

Size 4", 5½" and 6¾"
Copyright Sterling Publishing Company

Notes:

In 1976, Sterling Publishing produced a set of glasses depicting various World Records. We have a number of glasses of differing sizes:

  • 4 inches tall - 4 glasses with the records for "Smallest bicycle", "Youngest golfer", "Smallest painting" and "Youngest major league player".
  • 5½ inches tall - two glasses with the records for "Longest shower", "Largest guitar", "Message in a bottle" and "Apple peeling", "Modern dancing", "Largest wig".
  • 6¾ inches tall - two glasses with the records for "Most ice cream", "Dining out", "Heaviest coin" and "Belly dancing", "Largest litter", "Pole sitting".
1977 Guinness Book of Young Recordbreakers (Cadbury Edition)

 

Edition

Bantam Edition

Publication Date

August 1977

Cover

Cream background

ISBN

0-553-10990-1 (possibly 0-553-19129-2 for this special)

Editors

Norris McWhirter and Ross McWhirter

Pages

95

Dimensions 7x4 inches (178x105 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019

Notes:
  1. The back cover states: "This book is provided with best wishes from Peter Paul Cadbury":

 

1977 Guinness Sports Record Book

Edition

5th Bantam Edition

Publication Date

December 1977

Cover

Pale Blue background

Price New

$1.95

ISBN

0-553-11592-8

Authors

Norris and Ross McWhirter

Pages

192

Dimensions 7x4 inches (178x105 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019

 

 1978 Guinness World Records Reading Comprehension Module

 

 

Edition

Program II

Publication Date

1978

Copyright Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.

Produced By

Society for Visual Education, Inc., 1345 Diversey Parkway, Chicago, Illinois 60614
(Singer Education Division)

Contents Current edition of the Guinness Book of World Records, Teacher information and reading exercise binder, 3 decks of "Prove It" cards and wall scoreboard, 6 35mm filmstrips, 2 cassette tapes.

Notes:
  1. "Designed as a high-interest on-level or remedial program, this module is for students in the upper elementary and junior high school, who are reading on the 5th, 6th and 7th grade levels."

  2. The components of the Guinness Module, Program II are:

    • Reading Comprehension Using Guinness World Records

    • Comprehension Check Exercises

    • Prove It!

    • Guinness Book of World Records

  3. Our set has a copy of the 1982 Guinness Book of World Records; it is not clear if this is original or a later replacement.

 

1978 Guinness New Game Book

Edition

Bantam Edition

Publication Date

December 1978

Cover

Cream

Price New

$1.95

ISBN

0-553-12570-2

Pages

128

Dimensions 7x4¼ inches (177x108 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10019

1979 Guinness Sports Record Book 1978-9

Edition

6

Publication Date

January 1979

Cover

White background

Price New

$1.95

ISBN

0-553-12234-7

Editor

Norris McWhirter

Pages

192

Dimensions 7x4 inches (178x105 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019

Notes:
  1. We have an RCA special gift edition, with extra pages advertising the ColorTrak and XL-100 televisions and the SelectaVision 400 video cassette recorder, and a TreeSweet special edition, with extra pages advertising Orange and Grapefruit juices (promoted by O. J. Simpson).

1979 Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company Special Edition

Edition

Seventeenth U.S. Edition

Publication Date

April 1979

Cover

White background

ISBN

0-553-12370-X

Foreword

September 1978, Benjamin Guinness, Earl of Iveagh

Pages

704

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Animal and Plant Kingdoms", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "The Business World", "The Human World", "Human Achievements" and "Sports, Games & Pastimes")
Dimensions 7x4 inches (178x106 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd., London

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019

Notes:

  1. This special edition was given free with the purchase of a carton of cigarettes.
  2. The back cover (above) has an advert for L&M Long Lights.
  3. The first two pages have adverts for Decade cigarettes ("Decade Unlocks Taste") and Eve cigarettes ("There's a little Eve in every woman").

 

1979 Guinness Sports Record Book 1979-80 (Seventh Edition)

Publication Date

May 1979

Cover

Green background

ISBN

0-8069-0164-0 (Trade)

0-8069-0165-9 (Library)

Pages

192

Format Hardback 8x5½ inches (202x140 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

Publisher

Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., Two Park Avenue, New York, New York 10016

Notes:

  1. This volume is taken in part from the "Guinness Book of World Records" Revised American Edition.

 

1979 Sports Illustrated Volume 51 No. 5

Publication Date

July 30th 1979

Cover

Sebastian Coe Smashes the Mile Record

Price New

$1.25

Editor-in-Chief Henry Anatole Grunwald
Copyright Time Inc.

Publisher

Time Inc., 541 M. Fairbanks Ct., Chicago, Ill. 60611.

Notes:

  1. For Guinness Record Book collectors, this is a fascinating isuue of the famous magazine which contains a very in-depth article about the Guinness Book of World Records. Jerry Kirshenbaum's article (entitled, "There's Music in the Where?") runs from page 56 to page 70, and contains a wealth of information about the McWhirters, the history of the book and some of the records from the 17th U.S. (25th U.K.) edition and earlier.

  2. The article is believed to contain the first instance of the term "Guinnessport" (the sport of getting into the Guinness book).

 

1979 Guinness Book of Essential Facts

Publication Date

August 1979

Cover

Yellow

Price New

$12.95

Compiler

Norris McWhirter

Pages

512

Format Hardback 220x145 mm
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

Publisher

Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., Two Park Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016

Notes:

  1. Based on the "Guinness Book of Answers" (1978) and "The Dunlop Illustrated Encyclopedia of Facts" (1970, 1969, 1966, 1964).

1979 Guinness Record Keeper

Publication Date

1979

Cover

White background

Price New

$3.95

ISBN

0-553-01204-5

Editors

Norris McWhirter & Peter Cardozo

Dimensions 6½x5½ inches (165x140 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

Publisher

Bantam Books

"45 Fascinating challenges! Try them! See how well you can do!"

1979 Junior Guinness Record Keeper Special

Publication Date

1979

Cover

Blue background

Price New

Free with Crest toothpaste

ISBN

0-553-19123-3

Editors

Norris McWhirter & Peter Cardozo

Dimensions 6½x5½ inches (165x140 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

Publisher

Bantam Books

 

 1979 Guinness Book of Women's Sports Records

Edition

1st Edition

Publication Date

November 1979

Cover

Blue/OrangeWhite background

ISBN

0-8069-0162-4

Pages

192

Authors

Norris McWhirter, Steve Morgenstern, Roz Morgenstern and Stan Greenberg

Format Hardback 8⅝x5½ inches (220x140 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.

Publisher

Sterling Publishing Co. Inc., Two Park Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016

 

 1979 Guinness Book of Olympic Records

 

Edition

New Revised Bantam Edition

Subtitle

"Complete roll of Olympic Medal Winners (1896-1976, including 1906) for the 28 sports (7 winter and 21 summer) to be contested in the 1980 celebrations and other useful information"

Publication Date

November 1979

Cover

White

ISBN

0-553-13224-5

Price New

$2.25

Pages

278

Preface

Norris McWhirter

Format Paperback 7x4¼ inches (177x108 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.

Publisher

Bantam Books, Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019

Notes:
  1. We have a "Bell System Yellow Pages" special edition from the same year, which has two additional pages of adverts for Yellow Pages:

  1. Another special edition was produced for "The Makers of Minute Maid Lemonade", again with two additional pages advertising their product:

  1. A special edition was also presented free with a carton purchase of Liggett & Myers cigarettes:

 

1979 The Guinness Calendar of World Records 1980

Publication Date

1979

Price New $4.00
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.

Publisher

Hallmark Cards Inc.

Notes:
  1. Each page of the 13-month calendar has several records and appropriate cartoons.

 

 1980 Guinness Book of Women's Sports Records

Edition

1st Edition

Publication Date

April 1980

Cover

White background

ISBN

0-553-13404-3

Pages

192

Authors

Norris McWhirter, Steve Morgenstern, Roz Morgenstern and Stan Greenberg

Format Paperback 7x4inches (180x105 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.

Publisher

Bantam Books, Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10019

1980 Guinness World Records Collectors Cards

Cards

1. Golf Ball Balancing
2. Most Difficult Tongue Twister
3. House of Cards
4. Card Throwing
5. Throwing a Baseball
6. Domino Tumble
7. Basketball Free Throws
8. Bubble Gum Throwing
9. Ball of String
10. Frisbee® Throwing

11. Paper Airplanes

12. Running Broad Jump

13. Roller Skating Marathon

14. Rope Jumping

15. Kite Flying

16. Balancing on One Foot

Copyright

Sterling Pub. Co. 1980

Format Approx. 3⅜x2⅜ inches (86x62 mm)
Notes The back of each card has space for "My Records" and a special offer to buy the Bantam edition of the Guinness Book of World Records for $1.95 instead of $2.95 (with panels from Wonder Bread wrappers).



 

1980

Astounding Guinness World Records Card Collection

(Singer Education Division)

Card categories

24 - Amazing Animals, Phenomenal Plants, The World's Wonders, Weird Weather, Spectacular Structures, Varied Vehicles, Extraordinary Eating, Surprising Space, Career Champs, Peculiar People, Money Marvels, Awesome Adventures, Popular Pastimes, Fantastic Feats, Picturesque Places, Astounding Achievements, Sports Specials, Child Champs, Guinness Challenge, Set Your Own Records, Puzzles, Activities, Skills, Games.

Copyright

Sterling Publishing. Co. 1980

Format Approx. 5½x4 inches (140x100 mm), index cards approx. 6x4 inches (152x100 mm).
Notes Multiple cards per category, with a variety of records, facts and challenges.

 

 1980 Guinness Book of Sports Records, Winners & Champions

 

Publication Date

August 1980

Cover

White

ISBN

0-8069-0182-9

Price New

$10.95

Pages

352

Editor

Norris McWhirter and Others

Format Hardback 10¼x7 inches (260x182 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.

Publisher

Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., Two Park Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016

 

1981 Guinness Sports Record Book (Outdoors Unlimited Special Edition)

Edition

7

Publication Date

1981

Cover

Yellow background

Price New

N/A

ISBN

0-553-13238-5

Editor

Norris McWhirter

Pages

191

Dimensions 7x4 inches (178x105 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10103

Notes:
  1. Our copy is a special edition produced for Outdoors Unlimited (London Fog Industries)

 

1981 Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company Special Edition

Edition

Nineteenth U.S. Edition

Publication Date

March 1981

Cover

Red background

Price New

$3.50

ISBN

0-553-14500-2

Foreword

September 1980, Benjamin Guinness, Earl of Iveagh

Pages

672

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Animal and Plant Kingdoms", "The Natural World", "The Universe and Space", "The Scientific World", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "The Business World", "The Human World", "Human Achievements" and "Sports, Games & Pastimes")
Dimensions 7x4 inches (178x106 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Publisher

Bantam Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10103

Notes:

  1. This special edition was given free with the purchase of a carton of cigarettes.
  2. The back cover (above) has an advert for Eve Lights 120s.
1981 Guinness Magazine: The Stories Behind the Records

Publication Date

1981

Edition

Volume 1 Number 1

Price New

$2.00

Pages

98

Preface

Editor (David A. Boehm)

Format Magazine 11x8 inches (277x206 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

Publisher

Chapel Book Company Inc., Suite #102 70-20 Austin Street, Forest Hills, N.Y. 11375

Notes:
  1. This first issue contains some articles of particular interest to Guinness collectors and enthusiasts, including "How the Incredible Guinness Book Began With the Inseparable McWhirter Twins".

  2. The first issue says that the magazine is to be published quarterly; we do not know how many issues followed.

 

 1981 Guinness en Español e Inglés

 

Edition

Edición Bantam en español

Publication Date

November 1981

Cover

Red

ISBN

0-553-22005-5

Price New

$2.95

Pages

160

Chapters 10 ("The Human Being", "The Animal and Plant Kingdoms", "The Natural World", "Science and Space", "The Arts and Entertainment", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "The Human World", "Human Achievements" and "Sports, Games & Pastimes")

Editor

Norris McWhirter

Format Paperback 7x4¼ inches (177x108 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.

Publisher

Bantam Books, Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10103

Notes:
  1. A dual-language book in English and Spanish, based on the Guinness Book of World Records

 

 1981 Guinness Illustrated Encyclopedia of Facts

 

Publication Date

November 1981

Cover

White

ISBN

0-553-20525-5

Price New

$3.50

Pages

512

Chapters 28 ("Introduction", "Birthdays", "Sports", "Literature", "Drama", "Radio and Television", "Music", "Art", "The Dance", "Philosophy", "Language", "Religion", "Holidays around the World", "Nations of the World", "History", "International Organizations", "The Earth", "The Universe", "The Sciences", "Medical Science", "Psychology", "Anthropology", "Geology", "Engineering", "Biology", "Mathematics", "Physics" and "Chemistry")

Compiler

Norris McWhirter

Format Paperback 7x4 inches (177x105 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.

Publisher

Bantam Books, Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10103

Notes:
  1. Previously published as the "Guinness Book of Essential Facts".
  2. Based on the 1978 Guinness Book of Answers and the Dunlop Illustrated Encyclopedia of Facts.

 

 1981 Guinness Book of Sports Records, Winners & Champions

 

Edition

Bantam Edition

Publication Date

December 1981

Cover

White

ISBN

0-553-14921-0

Price New

$3.50

Pages

381

Editor

Norris McWhirter and Others

Format Paperback 7x4¼ inches (177x108 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.

Publisher

Bantam Books, Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10103

 

 1981 according to GUINNESS

Edition

Bantam edition

Publication Date

December 1981

ISBN

0-553-01229-0

Price New

$4.95

Editor

Norris McWhirter

Illustrator

Bill Hinds

Format Paperback 7¼x10 inches (183x254mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co. Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Publisher

Bantam Books, Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10103

Notes:
  1. A collection of 91 cartoons from the nationally syndicated "According to Guinness" Sunday newspaper strip.
  2. We also have 67 cartoon strips originally collected from newspapers in 1979/1980.

 

 1981 Guinness Book of Sports Spectaculars

Publication Date

December 1981

ISBN

0-8069-0222-1

Price New

$6.95

Editor

Norris McWhirter

Illustrator

Bill Hinds

Format Hardback 8x5½ inches (203x140mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. and Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Publisher

Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., Two Park Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016

1982 Guinness: The Stories Behind the Records

 

Publication Date

January 1982

Cover

White background

Price New

$7.95

Pages

128

Preface

Editors (Norris McWhirter and The Editors of The "Guinness Book of World Records")

Format Hardback 11¼x8½ inches (286x216 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

Publisher

Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., Two Park Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016

Notes:
  1. An interesting "look behind the scenes" of the Guinness Book of World Records, published by Sterling in 1982. It includes a brief history of the book and how it came to be in America (though David Boehm's recollections do not quite match Norris McWhirter's from Ross: The story of a shared life).

 

 1982 Guinness Book of College Records & Facts

Publication Date

May 1982

Cover

Yellow, with yellow dust-jacket

ISBN

0-8069-0230-2

Price New

$6.95

Pages

158

Editors

Peter Cardozo, David A. Boehm, Roberta Morgan, Jim Benagh, Mark Freid and Stephen Topping

Format Hardback 8⅝x5inches (220x143 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.

Publisher

Sterling Publishing Co. Inc., Two Park Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016

 

 1983 Guinness Book of Olympic Records

 

Edition

New Revised Bantam Edition

Subtitle

"Complete roll of Olympic Medal Winners (1896-1980, including 1906) for the 28 sports (7 winter and 21 summer) contested in the 1980 celebrations and other useful information"

Publication Date

December 1983

Cover

Blue

ISBN

0-553-23715-2

Price New

$2.95

Pages

258

Preface

Norris McWhirter

Format Paperback 7x4¼ inches (177x108 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.

Publisher

Bantam Books, Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10103

Notes:
  1. The picture above show the "Merrill Lynch Realty" special edition, which has a similar cover to the standard edition.
  2. We also have a "CIBA Pharmaceutical Company" special edition, which has a different cover and eight additional pages of advertisements for "Slow-K potassium chloride slow-release tablets".

  1. The "Great American Federal Savings Bank" special edition has a similar front cover to the standard edition, but has 4 additional pages of advertisements and a different back cover (pictured below left).

  2. The "RCA Special Gift" edition also has a similar front cover to the standard edition. The 4 additional pages in this edition advertise: the RCA Video Monitor; the RCA "Convertible" VCR; RCA's Interactive VideoDisc Player and the KGO Newstalk AM 81 radio station ("Your radio station for the '84 Olympics").

  1. Another complimentary edition was produced for Silver Reed America Inc., which has extra pages of company information and an endorsement by Martina Navratilova.

(Information and photos courtesy of Adam Teitge)

 

 1984 Old Spice Guinness Book of Sports Records, Winners & Champions

 

Edition

Old Spice Special Edition

Cover

White

ISBN

0-553-14921-0

Price New

$3.50

Pages

381 + 2

Editor

Norris McWhirter and Others

Format Paperback 7x4¼ inches (177x108 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.

Publisher

Bantam Books, Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10103

Notes:
  1. This is a special edition of the standard book produced for Old Spice aftershave in 1984. A "Sportsman Set" (right) contained a copy of the book and a 4¼ fluid ounce bottle of aftershave.
  2. The special edition had an extra page with offers for other Old Spice branded books. The back cover was also given over to a photo of the Old Spice bottle.

 

1985 Guinness Book of Trivia Records

Publication Date

March 1985

Cover

Indigo cover with white background D/J

Pages

318

Format Hardback 9¼x6¼ inches (235x158 mm)
Illustrations Bill Hinds
Text by Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Copyright

Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

 

1985 Guinness Sports Record Book 1985-86

 

Publication Date

1985

Cover

Red background

Pages

288

Format Hardback 9¼x6¼ inches (235x158 mm)
Copyright Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Publisher

Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., Two Park Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016

Notes This book is taken in part from the "Guinness Book of World Records" © 1984
1986 Guinness Sports Record Book 1986-87

 

Publication Date

1986

Cover

White background

Pages

319

Format Hardback 9¼x6¼ inches (235x158 mm)
Copyright Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Publisher

Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., Two Park Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016

Notes This book is taken in part from the "Guinness Book of World Records" © 1985

 

1987 Guinness Sports Record Book 1987-88

 

Publication Date

1987

Cover

Blue background

ISBN

0-8069-6452-9

Pages

256

Format Hardback 9½x7 inches (241x178 mm)
Copyright Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Publisher

Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., Two Park Avenue, New York, New York 10016

Notes:

  1. This book is taken in part from the "Guinness Book of World Records" © 1986

  2. This book is a presentation of Just For Boys, Weekly Reader Books.

 

 1988 Guinness Book of Olympic Records (Konica Special Edition)

 

Edition

New Revised Bantam Edition

Subtitle

"Complete roll of Olympic Medal Winners (1896-1980, including 1906) for the sports (7 winter and summer) contested in the 1984 celebrations and other useful information"

Publication Date

February 1988

Cover

White

ISBN

0-553-27194-6

Price New

$4.99

Pages

274

Editor

Stan Greenberg

Format Paperback 6x4 inches (174x105 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

Publisher

Bantam Books, Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10103

Notes:
  1. Our copy above is a special edition produced for Konica (1329 Meyerside Dr., Mississauga, Ontario L5T 1C9). As well as special covers, the Konica edition has Konica advertisements, a list of Konica World Records and a page of discount coupons for Konica film and cameras.

  2. We also have a special edition produced for Mazola Corn Oil (right).
1988 Glaxo Special 1988 Bantam Edition

Edition

Revised and enlarged new Bantam Special (26th U.S.) edition

Publication Date

April 1988

Cover

Grey/Brown

ISBN

0-553-27066-4 (possibly 0-553-19533-6 for this special)

Foreword

October 1987, Benjamin Guinness, Earl of Iveagh

Pages

694

Chapters 12 ("The Human Being", "The Living World", "The Natural World", "The Universe & Space", "The Scientific World", "The Arts & Entertainment", "The World's Structures", "The Mechanical World", "The Business World", "The Human World", "Human Achievements" and "The Sports World")
Dimensions 6x4 inches (175x106 mm)
Copyright Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Publisher

Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10103

Notes:
  1. The front cover has a banner which reads, "Most Prescribed Drug...Page 166".

  2. The inside front cover and the first two pages have product information for Zantac 150 Tablets and Zantac 300 Tablets.

 

1988 Guinness Sports Record Book 1988-89

 

Publication Date

May 1988

Editor

David A. Boehm

ISBN

0-8069-6810-9 (0-8069-6811-7 Hardback)

Price New

$10.95

Pages

256

Format Paperback 9¼x7 inches (230x178 mm)
Copyright Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Publisher

Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., Two Park Avenue, New York, New York 10016

Notes This book is taken in part from the "Guinness Book of World Records" © 1987

 

1989 Guinness Sports Record Book 1989-90

 

Publication Date

May 1989

Editor

David A. Boehm

ISBN

0-8069-6711-0 (0-8069-6710-2 Hardback)

Price New

$11.95

Pages

255

Format Paperback 9¼x7 inches (230x178 mm)
Copyright Guinness Superlatives Ltd.

Publisher

Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 387 Park Avenue South, New York, N. Y. 10016

Notes This book is taken in part from the "Guinness Book of World Records" © 1988

 

1989 Guinness Le Livre des Records Sportifs

Publication Date

1989

Cover

Pictorial

ISBN

2-89089-699-4

Pages

307

Format Hardback 10¼x7¼ inches (261x185 mm)
Copyright Les Éditions Quebecor and Guinness Superlatives

Publisher

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

Notes:

  1. This book was originally published in English by Sterling Publishing as the "Guinness Sports Record Book 1989-90".

 

1990 Guinness Sports Record Book 1990-91

 

Publication Date

May 1990

Editor

Davis A. Boehm

Cover

Blue background

ISBN

0-8069-7304-8 (0-8069-7305-6 Paperback)

Price New

$17.95

Pages

252

Format Hardback 9½x7 inches (242x181 mm)
Copyright Guinness Publishing Ltd.

Publisher

Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 387 Park Avenue South, New York, N.Y. 10016

Notes:

  1. This book is taken in part from the "Guinness Book of World Records" © 1989.

  2. "Now in its 16th Year".

 

1991 Guinness Book of Sports Records 1991

Publication Date

April 1991

Editor

Mark Young

Cover

Grey background

ISBN

0-8160-2649-1 (H) / 0-8160-2650-5 (P)

Price New

$19.95

Pages

246

Format Hardback 9½x7 inches (241x193 mm)
Copyright Guinness Publishing Ltd.

Publisher

Facts on File Inc., 460 Park Avenue South, New York NY 10016, USA

Notes:

  1. "Now in its 17th year of publication"

  2. This book is taken in part from the "Guinness Book of World Records" © 1990

 

 1992 Guinness Book of Olympic Records

 

Edition

New Revised Bantam Edition

Subtitle

"Complete roll of Olympic Medal Winners (1896-1988, including 1906) for the sports (7 winter and 25 summer) contested in the 1992 celebrations and other useful information"

Publication Date

January 1992

Cover

White

ISBN

0-553-29428-8

Price New

$4.99

Pages

285

Editor

Stan Greenberg

Format Paperback 6x4 inches (174x105 mm)
Copyright Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

Publisher

Bantam Books, Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10103

 

 1992 Guinness Book of Olympic Records - Kodak Special Edition

 

Edition

Bantam Reissue

Subtitle

"Complete roll of Olympic Medal Winners (1896-1988, including 1906) for the sports (7 winter and 25 summer) contested in the 1992 celebrations and other useful information"

Publication Date

August 1992

Cover

White

ISBN

0-553-29428-8

Price New

N/A

Pages

285

Editor

Stan Greenberg

Format Paperback 6x4 inches (174x105 mm)
Copyright Guinness Publishing Limited

Publisher

Bantam Books, Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10103

Notes:
  1. A reissue of the January publication for Kodak (one of the official sponsors of the 1992 Summer Olympics).
  2. Two extra pages detail the milestones in Kodak's history, and the centre schedule gives the results of the '92 Winter Olympics.

 

 1992 Guinness Book of Olympic Records - Panasonic Special Edition

 

Edition

Bantam Reissue

Subtitle

"Complete roll of Olympic Medal Winners (1896-1988, including 1906) for the sports (7 winter and 25 summer) contested in the 1992 celebrations and other useful information"

Publication Date

August 1992

Cover

White

ISBN

0-553-29428-8

Price New

N/A

Pages

285

Editor

Stan Greenberg

Format Paperback 6x4 inches (174x105 mm)
Copyright Guinness Publishing Limited

Publisher

Bantam Books, Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10103

Notes:
  1. A reissue of the January publication for Panasonic (one of the official sponsors of the 1992 Summer Olympics).
  2. One extra page with a foreword by Kirk Nakamura, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Panasonic Company.
  3. The rear cover promotes the Panasonic VHS Palmcorder.

 

1992 Guinness World Records Poster Book

Publication Date

February 1992

Cover

Blue/Purple

ISBN

0-8167-2606-X

Price New $5.95
Dimensions 12x9¼ inches (321x235 mm)
Copyright Guinness Publishing Ltd.

Publisher

Watermill Press

 

1992 Guinness Book of Sports Records 1992

Publication Date

May 1992

Editor

Mark Young

Cover

Grey cover

ISBN

0-8160-2651-3 (H) / 0-8160-2652-1 (P)

Price New

$20.95

Pages

248

Format Hardback 9½x7½ inches (241x190 mm)
Copyright Guinness Publishing Ltd.

Publisher

Facts on File Inc., 460 Park Avenue South, New York NY 10016

Notes:

  1. "Includes Albertville Olympic Games Results"

  2. This book is taken in part from the "Guinness Book of World Records" © 1991

 

1992 Pro Set Guinness Collectors Cards

Publication Date

1992

Number

100 Cards in the set

Dimensions Each card is 3½x2½ inches (89x63 mm)
Copyright Pro Set Inc. & Guinness Publishing Limited

(Prototype 3 card pack, 10 card pack, 36 pack box and checklist)

Notes:
  1. The first card (above, top) shows the Cosmoclock 21 at Yokohama, Japan. Card 100 shows Mike Powell at the 1991 World Athletics Championships in Tokyo.
  2. Cards 1-43 are "Facts and Feats", cards 44-84 are "Natural & Human World", and cards 85-100 are "Sports & Games". 
  3. Prototype packs of 3 cards (above) were sent out in advance of production cards. Each card was marked as "Prototype for Review Only".

 

1993 Guinness Book of Sports Records 1993

Publication Date

Dec 1993

Editor

Mark Young

ISBN

0-8160-2653-X (H) / 0-8160-2654-8 (P)

Price New

$24.95

Pages

250

Format Hardback 9½x7½ inches (241x190 mm)
Copyright Guinness Publishing Ltd.

Publisher

Facts on File Inc., 460 Park Avenue South, New York NY 10016

Notes:

  1. "Updated 19th edition".

  2. This book is taken in part from the "Guinness Book of World Records" © 1992

 

1994 Grolier Special 1994 Bantam Edition

Edition

Thirty Third Edition

Cover

Brown/Gold background

ISBN

0-553-56561-3

Pages

819

Chapters 11 ("Earth and Space", "Living World", "Human Beings", "Science and Technology", "Buildings and Structures", "Transport", "Business World", "Arts & Entertainment", "Human World", "Human Achievements",  and "Sports and Games")
Dimensions c. 6x4¼ inches (175x106 mm)
Copyright Guinness Publishing Ltd.

Publisher

Bantam Books, 1540 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10036

Notes:
  1. Identical to the standard edition (apart from the Grolier branding), this edition was produced for Grolier Incorporated for inclusion in their Guinness Multimedia Disc of Records "big box" set.

 

1994 Guinness Book of Sports Records 1994-1995

Publication Date

April 1994

Editor

Mark C. Young

Cover

Black cover with white background D/J

ISBN

0-8160-2655-6 (H) / 0-8160-2656-4 (P)

Price New

$21.95

Pages

250

Format Hardback 9½x7½ inches (241x190 mm)
Copyright Guinness Publishing Ltd.

Publisher

Facts on File Inc., 460 Park Avenue South, New York NY 10016

Notes This book is taken in part from the "Guinness Book of World Records" © 1994

 

1995 Guinness Book of Sports Records 1995-1996

Publication Date

April 1995

Editor

Gary M. Krebs

Cover

Black cover

ISBN

0-8160-3262-9 (H) / 0-8160-3263-7 (P)

Price New

$24.95

Pages

248

Format Hardback 9½x7½ inches (241x190 mm)
Copyright Guinness Publishing Ltd.

Publisher

Facts on File Inc., 460 Park Avenue South, New York NY 10016

Notes This book is taken in part from the "Guinness Book of World Records" © 1995

 

1997 The Guinness Book of Sports Records

Edition

18

Publication Date

June 1997

Cover

Red background

ISBN

0-9652383-1-8 (paper), 0-9652383-2-6 (hard)

Pages

256

Editor

Mark Young

Format Paperback 9x7¼ inches (231x185 mm)
Copyright Guinness Publishing Ltd.

Publisher

Guinness Media, Inc., Six Landmark Square, Stamford, CT 06901-2704

Notes This book is taken in part from the "Guinness Book of World Records" © 1997

 

1999 Guinness World Records 2000 Calendar

Publication Date

1999
ISBN 1-55120-000-7
Price New $11.95
Format 12x12in (305x305mm)

Published by

Mint Publishers, Inc.
Notes "Sometimes fun, sometimes shocking, but never dull!"

 

2000 Guinness World Records Book of Fantastic Feats

Publication Date

2000
Pages 16
Price New $2.95
Format Booklet 192x130mm

Published by

Troll Communications L.L.C.
Illustrations by Jared Lee
Copyright Guinness World Records Ltd

 

2001 Countrywide Financial Special Edition

Edition

48

Produced for

Countrywide Financial

Text

The dust-jacket is covered in names (front and back) - these might be employees of the firm, or could just be a representation of the company's customers.

Notes

Countrywide Financial became a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation in 2008.

 

2002 Guinness World Records Sticker Fun

Publication Date

August 2002

Pages

30

ISBN

1-57759-459-2

Price New

$3.99

Format

Paperback 277x200 mm

Copyright

Guinness World Records Ltd

Publisher

Dalmation Press, Franklin, Tennessee 37067

 

2003 Guinness World Records Activity Book

Publication Date

January 2003

Pages

96

ISBN

1-57759-464-9

Price New

$3.99

Format

Paperback 277x200 mm

Copyright

Guinness World Records Ltd

Publisher

Dalmation Press, Franklin, Tennessee 37067

 

2004 Mad Libs Guinness World Records

By

Roger Price & Leonard Stern

Publication Date

September 2004

Cover

Gold

ISBN

0-8431-1152-6

Price New

$3.99

Games

21

Format

Paperback 8x5¼ inches (213x132 mm)

Publisher

Price Stern Sloan, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group, 345 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014.

 

2005 Guinness World Records - Fearless Feats

Compiled By

Laurie Calkhoven and Ryan Herndon

Publication Date

January 2005 (First printing)

Pages

88

ISBN

0-439-71565-2

Price New

$4.99

Format

Paperback 192x133 mm

Copyright

Guinness World Records Limited, a HIT Entertainment plc Company

Publisher

Scholastic Inc.

 

2005 Guinness World Records - Wild Lives

Compiled By

Dina Anastasio and Ryan Herndon

Publication Date

March 2005 (First printing)

Pages

89

ISBN

0-439-74585-3

Price New

$4.99

Format

Paperback 192x133 mm

Copyright

Guinness World Records Limited, a HIT Entertainment plc Company

Publisher

Scholastic Inc.

 

2005 Guinness World Records Top 10 - Awesome Ocean Records

Compiled By

Laurie Calkhoven and Ryan Herndon

Publication Date

March 2005 (First printing)

Pages

29

ISBN

0-439-74584-5

Price New

$4.50

Format

Paperback 9x6in (229x153mm)

Copyright

Guinness World Records Limited, a HIT Entertainment plc Company

Publisher

Scholastic Inc.

 

2005 Guinness World Records - So You Want to Be a Record-Breaker?

Publication Date

June 2005

Pages

91

ISBN

1-933405-25-2

Price New

$14.95

Format

Hardback (ring-bound) 236x260 mm

Copyright

Guinness World Records Limited, a HIT Entertainment Plc Company

Publisher

Time Inc. Home Entertainment

 

2005 Guinness World Records - Amazing School Records

Compiled By

Ryan Herndon

Publication Date

September 2005

Pages

55

ISBN

0-439-80351-9

Format

Softback booklet 7x5¼ inches (195x132 mm)

Copyright

Guinness World Records Limited, a HIT Entertainment Limited Company

Publisher

Scholastic Inc.
Notes:
  1. The back of the booklet says, "This edition is only available for distribution through the school market".

 

2005 Guinness World Records Top 10 - Amazing Pet Records

Compiled By

Ryan Herndon

Publication Date

September 2005 (First printing)

Pages

29

ISBN

0-439-79188-X

Price New

$4.50

Format

Paperback 9x6in (229x153mm)

Copyright

Guinness World Records Limited, a HIT Entertainment plc Company

Publisher

Scholastic Inc.

 

2005 Guinness World Records Top 10 - Dangerous Creature Records

Compiled By

Ryan Herndon

Publication Date

October 2005 (First printing)

Pages

29

ISBN

0-439-79189-8

Price New

$4.50

Format

Paperback 9x6in (229x153mm)

Copyright

Guinness World Records Limited, a HIT Entertainment plc Company

Publisher

Scholastic Inc.

 

2005 Guinness World Records - Astonishing Animals

Compiled By

Joanne Mattern and Ryan Herndon

Publication Date

December 2005 (First printing)

Pages

47

ISBN

0-439-71568-7

Price New

$4.99

Format

Paperback 254x203 mm

Copyright

Guinness World Records Limited, a HIT Entertainment Limited Company

Publisher

Scholastic Inc.

 

2006 Guinness World Records - Incredible People

Compiled By

Celeste Lee and Ryan Herndon

Publication Date

January 2006 (First printing)

Pages

47

ISBN

0-439-79191-X

Price New

$4.99

Format

Paperback 254x203 mm

Copyright

Guinness World Records Limited, a HIT Entertainment Limited Company

Publisher

Scholastic Inc.

 

2006 Guinness World Records - Incredible Collection

Compiled By

Laurie Calkhoven and Ryan Herndon

Publication Date

January 2006 (First printing)

Pages

126

ISBN

0-439-91057-4

Price New

$7.99

Format

Paperback 229x151 mm

Copyright

Guinness World Records Limited, a HIT Entertainment Limited Company

Publisher

Scholastic Inc.
Note:
  1. This edition is a collection of 4 "Top 10" editions - "Awesome Ocean Records", "Amazing Pet Records", "Fantastic Flight Records" and "Dangerous Creature Records".

 

2006 Guinness World Records - Mighty Micro Records

Compiled By

Kris Hirschmann and Ryan Herndon

Publication Date

October 2006 (First printing)

Pages

47

ISBN

0-439-88010-6

Format

Spiral-bound Paperback 206x126 mm

Copyright

Guinness World Records Limited, a HIT Entertainment Limited Company

Publisher

Scholastic Inc.
Notes:
  1. The back of the book says, "This edition is only available for distribution through the school market".

 

2006 Guinness World Records Top 10 - Bizarre Bug Records

Compiled By

Celeste Lee and Ryan Herndon

Publication Date

November 2006 (First printing)

Pages

29

ISBN

0-439-87416-5

Price New

$4.50

Format

Paperback 9x6in (229x153mm)

Copyright

Guinness World Records Limited, a HIT Entertainment Limited Company

Publisher

Scholastic Inc.

 

2006 Guinness World Records - Mysteries & Marvels of the Past

Compiled By

Celeste Lee and Ryan Herndon

Publication Date

November 2006

Pages

90

ISBN

0-439-89827-7

Price New

$5.99

Format

Paperback 193x133 mm

Copyright

Guinness World Records Limited, a HIT Entertainment Limited Company

Publisher

Scholastic Inc.

 

2006 The World's Biggest Everything

Publication Date

2006

Cover

Lime-green background

Price New

$9.99

Pages

127

Chapters

6 ("People", "Animals", "Food", "Buildings and Land", "Getting Around" and "Grab Bag")

Format

Paperback 10x8 inches (254x203 mm)

Publisher

Time Inc. Home Entertainment, Time Inc., 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, N.Y. 10020

Produced by

Shoreline Publishing Group LLC

Notes

A "magazine-style" edition.

 

2007 Guinness World Records - Incredible Reptile Records

Compiled By

Celeste Lee and Ryan Herndon

Publication Date

January 2007

Pages

29

ISBN

0-439-87417-3

Price New

$5.99

Format

Paperback 228x152 mm

Copyright

Guinness World Records Limited, a HIT Entertainment Limited Company

Publisher

Scholastic Inc.

 

2007 Guinness World Records - Wild Weather

Compiled By

Kris Hirschmann and Ryan Herndon

Publication Date

January 2007 (First printing)

Pages

47

ISBN

0-439-89828-5

Price New

$5.99

Format

Paperback 254x203 mm

Copyright

Guinness World Records Limited, a HIT Entertainment Limited Company

Publisher

Scholastic Inc.

 

2007 Guinness World Records to the Extreme

Compiled By

Lisa L. Ryan-Herndon

Publication Date

February 2007 (First printing)

Pages

144

ISBN

0-439-86562-X

Price New

$14.99

Format

Hardback 235x235 mm

Copyright

Guinness World Records Limited, a HIT Entertainment Limited Company

Publisher

Scholastic Inc.

 

2007 Guinness World Records Extreme

Compiled By

Lisa L. Ryan-Herndon

Publication Date

June 2007 (First printing)

Pages

144

ISBN

978-1-74169-027-9

Format

Paperback 254x215 mm

Copyright

Guinness World Records Limited, a HIT Entertainment Limited Company

Publisher

Scholastic Australia Pty Limited

 

2007 Guinness World Records - Biggest, Tallest, Greatest!

Compiled By

Kris Hirschmann and Ryan Herndon

Publication Date

February 2007

Pages

90

ISBN

0-439-89829-3

Price New

$5.99

Format

Paperback 193x133 mm

Copyright

Guinness World Records Limited, a HIT Entertainment Limited Company

Publisher

Scholastic Inc.

 

2009 Guinness World Records - Extreme Animals!

Compiled By

Kris Hirschmann and Ryan Herndon

Publication Date

February 2009 (First printing)

Pages

80

ISBN

0-545-11041-6

Price New

$5.50

Format

Paperback 193x134 mm

Copyright

Guinness World Records Limited

Publisher

Scholastic Inc.

 

2010 Guinness World Records Extreme - New Edition

Compiled By

Lisa L. Ryan-Herndon

Publication Date

January 2010

Pages

144

ISBN

978-1-74169-402-4

Format

Paperback 254x215 mm

Copyright

Guinness World Records Limited

Publisher

Scholastic Australia Pty Limited

 

2011 Guinness World Records - Carson-Dellosa Publishing LLC

In 2011, Carson-Dellosa Publishing LLC produced a series of educational books, collector cards and creative writing cards aimed at students aged 7 years and older. All records are based upon Guinness World Records as of July 2010.

Title

Guinness World Records Reading Grade 3

Compiled By

Melissa & Henry Billings

Publication Date

January 2011

Pages

128

ISBN

1-93602-405-5

Price New

$16.99

Format

Paperback 276x217 mm

Chapters

"Amazing Animals", "Engineering, Science & The Body", "Earth Extremes", "Game Time!" and "Wild, Wacky & Weird".

Title

Guinness World Records Reading Grade 4

Compiled By

Traci J. Bellis, Melissa & Henry Billings, Suzanne Francis, and Ashley Futrell Anderson

Publication Date

January 2011

Pages

128

ISBN

1-93602-406-3

Price New

$16.99

Format

Paperback 276x217 mm

Chapters

"Amazing Animals", "Engineering, Science & The Body", "Earth Extremes", "Game Time!" and "Wild, Wacky & Weird".

Title

Guinness World Records Reading Grade 5

Compiled By

Suzanne Francis

Publication Date

January 2011

Pages

128

ISBN

1-93602-407-1

Price New

$16.99

Format

Paperback 276x217 mm

Chapters

"Amazing Animals", "Engineering, Science & The Body", "Earth Extremes", "Game Time!" and "Wild, Wacky & Weird".

Title

Guinness World Records Math Grade 3

Compiled By

Margaret Fetty

Publication Date

January 2011

Pages

128

ISBN

1-93602-402-0

Price New

$16.99

Format

Paperback 276x217 mm

Chapters

"Amazing Animals", "Earth Extremes", "Wild, Wacky & Weird", "Engineering, Science & The Body" and "Game Time!".

Title

Guinness World Records Math Grade 4

Compiled By

Nancy Rogers Bosse

Publication Date

January 2011

Pages

128

ISBN

1-93602-403-9

Price New

$16.99

Format

Paperback 276x217 mm

Chapters

"Amazing Animals", "Earth Extremes", "Wild, Wacky & Weird", "Engineering, Science & The Body" and "Game Time!".

Title

Guinness World Records Math Grade 5

Compiled By

Angela Frith Antrim, Redeana Davis Smith, and Vicky Shiotsu.

Publication Date

January 2011

Pages

128

ISBN

1-93602-404-7

Price New

$16.99

Format

Paperback 276x217 mm

Chapters

"Amazing Animals", "Earth Extremes", "Wild, Wacky & Weird", "Engineering, Science & The Body" and "Game Time!".

Title

Guinness World Records Amazing Animals Creative Writing Cards

Publication Date

January 2011

ISBN

1-93602-342-3

Price New

$14.99

Format

30 2-sided creative writing cards

Title

Guinness World Records Wild & Bizarre Creative Writing Cards

Publication Date

January 2011

ISBN

1-93602-343-1

Price New

$14.99

Format

30 2-sided creative writing cards

Title

Guinness World Records Amazing Animals

Publication Date

April 2011

ISBN

1-60996-217-6

Price New

$4.95

Format

54 cards, each 133x83 mm

Title

Guinness World Records Extreme Earth

Publication Date

April 2011

ISBN

1-60996-218-4

Price New

$4.95

Format

54 cards, each 133x83 mm

Title

Guinness World Records Funky Foods

Publication Date

April 2011

ISBN

1-60996-219-2

Price New

$4.95

Format

54 cards, each 133x83 mm

Title

Guinness World Records Baffling Bodies

Publication Date

April 2011

ISBN

1-60996-220-6

Price New

$4.95

Format

54 cards, each 133x83 mm

Title

Guinness World Records Outrageous Oddities

Publication Date

April 2011

ISBN

1-60996-221-4

Price New

$4.95

Format

54 cards, each 133x83 mm

Title

Guinness World Records Super Sports

Publication Date

April 2011

ISBN

1-60996-222-2

Price New

$4.95

Format

54 cards, each 133x83 mm

 

2012 Guinness World Records - Carson-Dellosa Publishing LLC

Following their 2011 publications, Carson-Dellosa Publishing LLC produced additional educational puzzle books, puzzles and wall-charts in 2012.

Title

Guinness World Records Record-Breaking Motivators

Publication Date

January 2012

ISBN

1-60996-427-6

Price New

$13.99

Format

12 mini wall-charts, each 12" x 17"

Title

Guinness World Records Amazing Animals

Compiled By

Vicky Shiotsu and Shirley Pearson

Publication Date

January 2012

Pages

96

ISBN

1-60996-461-6

Price New

$9.99

Format

Paperback 276x214 mm

Title

Guinness World Records Extreme Earth

Compiled By

Shirley Pearson and Nancy Bosse

Publication Date

January 2012

Pages

96

ISBN

1-60996-462-4

Price New

$9.99

Format

Paperback 276x214 mm

Title

Guinness World Records Baffling Bodies

Compiled By

Vicky Shiotsu and Shirley Pearson

Publication Date

January 2012

Pages

96

ISBN

1-60996-463-2

Price New

$9.99

Format

Paperback 276x214 mm

Title

Guinness World Records Funky Foods

Compiled By

Nancy Bosse and Shirley Pearson

Publication Date

January 2012

Pages

96

ISBN

1-60996-464-0

Price New

$9.99

Format

Paperback 276x214 mm

Title

Guinness World Records Outrageous Oddities

Compiled By

Vicky Shiotsu and Shirley Pearson

Publication Date

January 2012

Pages

96

ISBN

1-60996-465-9

Price New

$9.99

Format

Paperback 276x214 mm

Title

Guinness World Records Super Sports

Compiled By

Shirley Pearson and Kathy Furgang

Publication Date

January 2012

Pages

96

ISBN

1-60996-466-7

Price New

$9.99

Format

Paperback 276x214 mm

Title

Guinness World Records Tangram Puzzles

Publication Date

January 2012

ISBN

1-60996-446-2

Price New

$14.99

Format

30 2-sided tangram puzzle cards

Title

Guinness World Records Bookmarks

Publication Date

January 2012

ISBN

1-60996-421-7

Price New

$3.49

Format

30 165x50mm Bookmarks

Notes

Part of a series of bookmarks produced by Carson-Dellosa Publishing LLC.

Title

Guinness World Records Bizarre! Fun Facts & Activities

Includes

Amazing Bodies, Fantastic Records and Unusual Oddities

Publication Date

June 2012

Pages

196

ISBN

1-60996-892-1

Price New

$14.95

Format

Paperback 276x214 mm

Title

Guinness World Records Extreme! Fun Facts & Activities

Includes

Epic Adventures, Daring Sports and Baffling Wonders

Publication Date

June 2012

Pages

196

ISBN

1-60996-893-X

Price New

$14.95

Format

Paperback 276x214 mm

Title

Guinness World Records Outrageous! Fun Facts & Activities

Includes

Magnificent Earth, Wacky Society and Ultimate Foods

Publication Date

June 2012

Pages

196

ISBN

1-60996-894-8

Price New

$14.95

Format

Paperback 276x214 mm

Title

Guinness World Records Amazing! Fun Facts & Activities

Includes

Strange Animals, Crazy Creations and Stunning Distances

Publication Date

June 2012

Pages

196

ISBN

1-60996-895-6

Price New

$14.95

Format

Paperback 276x214 mm

 

2013 Guinness World Records - Carson-Dellosa Publishing LLC

Title

Guinness World Records 50 States

Content Editor

Christine Schwab

Publication Date

January 2013

Pages

128

ISBN

1-60996-946-4

Price New

$16.99

Format

Paperback 275x213 mm

Title

Guinness World Records Incredible Kids

Publication Date

January 2013

ISBN

1-60996-965-0

Price New

$14.99

Format

30 "Critical Thinking Cards" + 1 "Answer Key Card" (all 7¾x5¾ inches)