1957 - 1st Edition

Front Cover
Title The Guinness Book of Superlatives
Publisher Superlatives Inc. 270 Madison Avenue, New York 16, New York, U.S.A
Dimensions 18.5cm x 25cm
Chapters
  1. THE HUMAN BEING
  2. THE HUMAN WORLD
  3. THE NATURAL WORLD
  4. THE UNIVERSE
  5. THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
  6. THE SCIENTIFIC WORLD
  7. THE WORLD'S STRUCTURES
  8. THE MECHANICAL WORLD
  9. THE BUSINESS WORLD
  10. ACCIDENTS AND DISASTERS
  11. HUMAN ACHIEVEMENTS
  12. SPORT
Copyright Superlatives Inc.
Pages 224

May 1970 - 9th Edition (Paperback)

Front Cover
Back Cover
Title Guinness Book of World Records
Publisher Bantam Books by arrangement with Sterling Publishing Company Inc.
Dimensions 18cm x 10.5cm
Chapters
  1. THE HUMAN BEING
  2. THE ANIMAL AND PLANT KINGDOMS
  3. THE NATURAL WORLD
  4. THE UNIVERSE AND SPACE
  5. THE SCIENTIFIC WORLD
  6. THE ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
  7. THE BUSINESS WORLD
  8. THE WORLD'S STRUCTURES
  9. THE MECHANICAL WORLD
  10. THE HUMAN WORLD
  11. HUMAN ACHIEVEMENTS
  12. SPORTS, GAMES & PASTIMES
Copyright Sterling Publishing Company Inc.
Pages 544

1971/1972 - 10th Edition (Paperback)

Front Cover
Back Cover
Title Guinness Book of World Records
Publisher Bantam Books by arrangement with Sterling Publishing Company Inc.
Dimensions 18cm x 10.5cm
Chapters
  1. THE HUMAN BEING
  2. THE ANIMAL AND PLANT KINGDOMS
  3. THE NATURAL WORLD
  4. THE UNIVERSE AND SPACE
  5. THE SCIENTIFIC WORLD
  6. THE ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
  7. THE BUSINESS WORLD
  8. THE WORLD'S STRUCTURES
  9. THE MECHANICAL WORLD
  10. THE HUMAN WORLD
  11. HUMAN ACHIEVEMENTS
  12. SPORTS, GAMES & PASTIMES
Copyright Sterling Publishing Company Inc.
Pages 606

1973 - 11th Edition (Paperback)

Front Cover
Back Cover
Title Guinness Book of World Records
Publisher Bantam Books by arrangement with Sterling Publishing Company Inc.
Dimensions 18cm x 10.5cm
Chapters
  1. THE HUMAN BEING
  2. THE ANIMAL AND PLANT KINGDOMS
  3. THE NATURAL WORLD
  4. THE UNIVERSE AND SPACE
  5. THE SCIENTIFIC WORLD
  6. THE ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
  7. THE BUSINESS WORLD
  8. THE WORLD'S STRUCTURES
  9. THE MECHANICAL WORLD
  10. THE HUMAN WORLD
  11. HUMAN ACHIEVEMENTS
  12. SPORTS, GAMES & PASTIMES
Copyright Sterling Publishing Company Inc.
Pages 639

1976 - 14th Edition (Paperback)

Front Cover
Back Cover
Title Guinness Book of World Records
Publisher Bantam Books by arrangement with Sterling Publishing Company Inc.
Dimensions 18cm x 10.5cm
Chapters
  1. THE HUMAN BEING
  2. THE ANIMAL AND PLANT KINGDOMS
  3. THE NATURAL WORLD
  4. THE UNIVERSE AND SPACE
  5. THE SCIENTIFIC WORLD
  6. THE ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
  7. THE BUSINESS WORLD
  8. THE WORLD'S STRUCTURES
  9. THE MECHANICAL WORLD
  10. THE HUMAN WORLD
  11. HUMAN ACHIEVEMENTS
  12. SPORTS, GAMES & PASTIMES
Copyright Sterling Publishing Company Inc.
Pages 704

1977 - 15th Edition (Paperback)

Front Cover
Back Cover
Title Guinness Book of World Records
Publisher Bantam Books by arrangement with Sterling Publishing Company Inc.
Dimensions 18cm x 10.5cm
ISBN 0-553-10166-8
Chapters
  1. THE HUMAN BEING
  2. THE ANIMAL AND PLANT KINGDOMS
  3. THE NATURAL WORLD
  4. THE UNIVERSE AND SPACE
  5. THE SCIENTIFIC WORLD
  6. THE ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
  7. THE BUSINESS WORLD
  8. THE WORLD'S STRUCTURES
  9. THE MECHANICAL WORLD
  10. THE HUMAN WORLD
  11. HUMAN ACHIEVEMENTS
  12. SPORTS, GAMES & PASTIMES
Copyright Sterling Publishing Company Inc.
Pages 704

1978 - 16th Edition (Paperback)

Front Cover
Back Cover
Title Guinness Book of World Records
Publisher Bantam Books by arrangement with Sterling Publishing Company Inc.
Dimensions 18cm x 10.5cm
ISBN 0-553-11255-4
Chapters
  1. THE HUMAN BEING
  2. THE ANIMAL AND PLANT KINGDOMS
  3. THE NATURAL WORLD
  4. THE UNIVERSE AND SPACE
  5. THE SCIENTIFIC WORLD
  6. THE ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
  7. THE BUSINESS WORLD
  8. THE WORLD'S STRUCTURES
  9. THE MECHANICAL WORLD
  10. THE HUMAN WORLD
  11. HUMAN ACHIEVEMENTS
  12. SPORTS, GAMES & PASTIMES
Copyright Sterling Publishing Company Inc.
Pages 704

1979 - 17th Edition (Paperback)

Front Cover
Back Cover
Title Guinness Book of World Records
Publisher Bantam Books by arrangement with Sterling Publishing Company Inc.
Dimensions 18cm x 10.5cm
ISBN 0-553-12370-X
Chapters
  1. THE HUMAN BEING
  2. THE ANIMAL AND PLANT KINGDOMS
  3. THE NATURAL WORLD
  4. THE UNIVERSE AND SPACE
  5. THE SCIENTIFIC WORLD
  6. THE ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
  7. THE BUSINESS WORLD
  8. THE WORLD'S STRUCTURES
  9. THE MECHANICAL WORLD
  10. THE HUMAN WORLD
  11. HUMAN ACHIEVEMENTS
  12. SPORTS, GAMES & PASTIMES
Copyright Sterling Publishing Company Inc.
Pages 704

1990 - 28th Edition (Paperback)

Front Cover
Back Cover
Title Guinness Book of World Records
Publisher Bantam Books by arrangement with Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Dimensions 18cm x 10.5cm
ISBN 0-553-28452-5
New Price $5.95
Chapters
  1. The Human Being
  2. The Living World
  3. The Natural World
  4. The Universe & Space
  5. The Scientific World
  6. The Arts & Entertainment
  7. The World's Structures
  8. The Mechanical World
  9. The Business World
  10. The Human World
  11. Human Achievements
  12. The Sports World
Copyright Guinness Publishing Ltd.
Pages 678

1991 - 29th Edition (Paperback)

Front Cover
Back Cover
Title Guinness Book of World Records
Publisher Bantam Books by arrangement with Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Dimensions 18cm x 10.5cm
ISBN 0-553-28954-3
New Price $6.95
Chapters
  1. THE HUMAN BEING
  2. THE LIVING WORLD
  3. THE NATURAL WORLD AND SPACE
  4. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  5. BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES
  6. TRANSPORT
  7. THE BUSINESS WORLD
  8. THE ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
  9. HUMAN ACHIEVEMENTS
  10. THE HUMAN WORLD
  11. SPORTS AND GAMES
Copyright Guinness Publishing Ltd.
Pages 820

1992 - 30th Edition (Paperback)

Front Cover
Back Cover
Title Guinness Book of Records
Publisher Bantam Books by arrangement with Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Dimensions 18cm x 10.5cm
ISBN 0-553-29538-1
New Price $6.99
Chapters
  1. THE EARTH AND SPACE
  2. THE LIVING WORLD
  3. THE HUMAN BEING
  4. THE HUMAN WORLD
  5. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  6. BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES
  7. TRANSPORT
  8. THE BUSINESS WORLD
  9. THE ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
  10. HUMAN ACHIEVEMENTS
  11. SPORTS AND GAMES
Copyright Guinness Publishing Ltd.
Pages 833

1993 - 32nd Edition (Paperback)

Front Cover
Back Cover
Title The Guinness Book of Records
Publisher Bantam Books by arrangement with Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Dimensions 18cm x 10.5cm
ISBN 0-553-56257-6
New Price $6.99
Chapters
  1. EARTH AND SPACE
  2. LIVING WORLD
  3. HUMAN BEINGS
  4. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  5. BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES
  6. TRANSPORT
  7. BUSINESS WORLD
  8. ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
  9. HUMAN WORLD
  10. HUMAN ACHIEVEMENTS
  11. SPORTS AND GAMES
Copyright Guinness Publishing, Ltd.
Pages 847

1995 - 34th Edition (Paperback)

Front Cover
Back Cover
Title The Guinness Book of Records
Publisher Bantam Books by arrangement with Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Dimensions 18cm x 10.5cm
ISBN 0-553-56942-2
New Price $6.99
Chapters
  1. HUMAN BEING
  2. LIVING WORLD
  3. EARTH & SPACE
  4. SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  5. BUILDINGS & STRUCTURES
  6. TRANSPORT
  7. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
  8. BUSINESS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS
  9. HUMAN ACHIEVEMENTS
  10. SPORTS & GAMES
  11. EXTRA! EXTRA!
Copyright Guinness Publishing, Ltd.
Pages 788

1997 - 36th Edition (Paperback)

Front Cover
Back Cover
Title The Guinness Book of Records
Publisher Bantam Books by arrangement with Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Dimensions 18cm x 10.5cm
ISBN 0-553-57684-4
New Price $6.99 ($8.99 Canada)
Chapters
  1. HUMAN BEING
  2. LIVING WORLD
  3. EARTH AND SPACE
  4. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  5. BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES
  6. TRANSPORT
  7. ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
  8. BUSINESS AND LAW
  9. HUMAN WORLD
  10. HUMAN ACHIEVEMENTS
  11. SPORTS AND GAMES
  12. EXTRA! EXTRA!
Copyright Sterling Publishing Company Inc.
Pages 704

1993 - 32nd Edition

Front Cover
Back Cover
Title The Guinness Book of Records
Publisher Facts On File, Inc.
Dimensions 23cm x 28.5cm
ISBN 0-8160-2644-0
New Price $22.95
Chapters
  1. Earth and Space
  2. Living World
  3. Human Beings
  4. Science and Technology
  5. Buildings and Structures
  6. Transport
  7. Business World
  8. Arts and Entertainment
  9. Human World
  10. Human Achievements
  11. Sports and Games
  12. Extra! Extra!
Copyright Guinness Publishing Ltd
Pages 319

1994 - 33rd Edition

Front Cover
Back Cover
Title The Guinness Book of Records
Publisher Facts On File, Inc.
Dimensions 23cm x 28.5cm
ISBN 0-8160-2645-9
New Price $23.95
Chapters
  1. Earth and Space
  2. Living World
  3. Human Being
  4. Science and Technology
  5. Buildings and Structures
  6. Transport
  7. Business World
  8. Arts and Entertainment
  9. Human World
  10. Human Achievements
  11. Sports and Games
  12. Extra! Extra!
Copyright Guinness Publishing Ltd.
Pages 320

1995 - 34th Edition

Front Cover
Back Cover
Title The Guinness Book of Records
Publisher Facts On File, Inc.
Dimensions 23cm x 28.5cm
ISBN 0-8160-2646-7
New Price $23.95
Chapters
  1. HUMAN BEING
  2. LIVING WORLD
  3. EARTH & SPACE
  4. SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  5. BUILDINGS & STRUCTURES
  6. TRANSPORT
  7. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
  8. BUSINESS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS
  9. HUMAN ACHIEVEMENTS
  10. SPORTS & GAMES
  11. EXTRA! EXTRA!
Copyright Guinness Publishing Ltd.
Pages 320

1996 - 35th Edition

Front Cover
Back Cover
Title The Guinness Book of Records
Publisher Facts On File, Inc.
Dimensions 23cm x 28.5cm
ISBN 0-8160-2861-3
New Price $24.95
Chapters
  1. Human Being
  2. Living World
  3. Earth and Space
  4. Science and Technology
  5. Buildings and Structures
  6. Transport
  7. Arts and Entertainment
  8. Business and Law
  9. Human World
  10. Human Achievements
  11. Sports and Games
Copyright Guinness Publishing Ltd.
Pages 320

1997 - 36th Edition

Front Cover
Back Cover
Title The Guinness Book of World Records
Publisher Guinness Media Inc.
ISBN 0-9652383-0-X
New Price $24.95
Chapters
  1. HUMAN BEING
  2. LIVING WORLD
  3. EARTH AND SPACE
  4. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  5. BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES
  6. TRANSPORT
  7. ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
  8. BUSINESS AND LAW
  9. HUMAN WORLD
  10. HUMAN ACHIEVEMENTS
  11. SPORTS AND GAMES
Copyright Guinness Publishing Ltd.
Pages 319

Notes

  1. This edition celebrates the '40 years' of the GBR.