Various 1st issues in the Archival Directions collection.
The first edition of any publication will inevitably capture the nostalgia of the very beginnings of the literary endeavor. In most cases, the aesthetic of the publication changes over time. An editorial slant may even come into focus as more editions accumulate. Nevertheless, the FIRST edition says something unique about the ambition wrapped up in between those two covers.
I hold these firsts in high regards. A few of the publications are now defunct. One publication series is shown here in its entirety. For a broader look into the firsts in the independent and commercial magazine world, take a glance here: http://www.premiereissues.com/index.php