Seashores was the seventh Golden Guide published. The first hardcover printing of Seashores has the number 596 on the spine of the DJ. Copyright 1955 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. Designed and Produced by The Sandpiper Press and Artists and Writers Guild. Printed in the U.S.A. by Western Printing and Lithographing Company. The book itself has animal related endpapers and a pictorial cover. The dustjacket states 475 Marine Subjects In Full Color. Title page states 458 Species In Full Color. The printing history can be found on the inside flap of the dustjacket. A first printing will have an A. Price listed on DJ flap is $1.95. (not shown, but same as softcover)
The softcover edition of Seashores was probably issued about the same time as the HC edition. Numbered 496 on the spine. Copyright 1955 by Simon & Schuster, Inc and Artists and Writers Guild. The inside front cover should have A100100 to be a first printing. (not shown)
The earliest edition of Seashores with a cover price is shown to the right. Number 496 on the spine. Cover price is $1.00. (shown as 496:100) Copyright 1955 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. Letter code H on the last page.
The first number change of Seashores has the number 24496 on the spine. Cover price is $1.00. Stated on the copyright page: Sixteenth Printing, 1962. Published by Golden Press, Inc. Letter code P on page 160. (not shown)
A minor cover (text) change to Seashores is shown next. Cover price is $1.50. ISBN on the back cover is 0-307-24496-2. Letter code II JJ KK LL on page 160.
Shown next is a completely new cover for Seashores. Stated on the copyright page: Revised Edition, 1989. No cover price listed. ISBN 0-307-24496-2. Letter code B on the last page. First revised edition probably has an A.
A French edition exists of Seashores titled Rivages. Same cover art. © Copyright 1955 by Golden Press Inc., New-York. 1962 by W.P.H.L., New-York. Publié par E.G.I., Paris. From the last page: Imprimé en Italie. "O.G.A.M.-Verona" The cover and contents are virtually identical to the U.S. version. (image #4)
The last book shown is the German version of Seashores titled Meeresufer. Number 16 in the series. © 1955 by Golden Press, Inc., New York. 1962 by W.P.H.L., New York. © 1969 Delphin Verlag, Stuttgart und Zürich, 1978. Printed in Italy by O.G.A. Mondadori, Verona. The contents are the same as the Golden Press edition, except of course the text is in German. The cover art is unchanged. This copy is a third printing: 3. Auflage 1973.
Image #1 also exists in a large (5 ¼ by 7 ¾ inch) hardcover. The number on the back cover is 63512.
Still in print by St. Martin's Press.