The first hardcover printing of Photography has the number 506 on the spine of the book and dustjacket. © 1956 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. and Artists and Writers Guild, Inc. Printed in the U.S.A. by Western Printing and Lithographing Company. The book itself has a pictorial cover. The endpapers have photography related decorated boards. The front endpapers and back endpapers are different. Price listed on the inside flap of the DJ is $1.95. The letter A is on the inside flap of DJ and the last page of the book. Listed as a Golden Handbook. (not shown, but same as image #1 without price sticker)
The first softcover edition of Photography has the number 406 on the spine. I believe the $1.00 cover sticker is a sticker that was put there by the publisher. © 1956 by Simon & Schuster. A first printing has A100100 on the inside front cover and A on the last page. (image #1)
The first cover change to Photography is a stated revised edition. Cover price is $1.00. © 1964 by Golden Press, Inc. Stated on the copyright page: Revised Edition-First Printing, 1964. Number on the spine is 406. My copy has the letter A on the last page. Wyatt B. Brummitt was added as an author on this edition. (image #2)
The next printing (B on last page) of Photography changed the number on the spine to 24406. No cover price. No longer has the permaseal coating. (not shown)
The next cover change to Photography is also a stated revised edition. No cover price. © 1964 by Golden Press. Number on the spine is 24406. My copy has the letters JK on the last page. No longer says A Golden Handbook on the cover. (image #3)
Shown next is an Italian version titled Fotografia. © 1964 M.W.P. e © 1968 Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, Milano- Titolo dell'opera originale: Photography. On the next page- © 1956 by Golden Press Inc., New York, - VI edizione: settembre 1968. Number 10 in the series. Printed in Italy. (same cover as image #2)
Shown next is the French version titled Photographie. © 1956 by Golden Press Inc., New York. Publié par E.G.I., Paris. Number 106 in the series. Printed in Italy. (same cover as image #2)
Shown last is a Spanish version also titled Fotografia. © Golden Press Inc., New York, 1957. Publicado de acuerdo con Western Publishing International y por Licencia para la lengua española. Editiones Daimon, Manuel Tamayo, Barcelona Spain, 1968. This cover is virtually indistinguishable from the Italian cover.
Image #2 also exists in a large (5 ¼ by 7 ¾ inch) hardcover. The number on the back cover is 63528. The only part of the cover that changed is the text below the words A Golden Handbook. Instead of saying Revised Edition it says 1964 Edition.
Out of print.