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Your "Work multiples" page shows you a list of your books that belong to the same work.
LibraryThing groups editions and variants of the same book into "works", so that whether you have the Signet or the Dover Edition of Alice in Wonderland, you're linked to other people who have it. Many people have multiple copies of the same work in their library - two translations of The Odyssey, for example. This list shows you how many books you have that share a work.
Each duplicate work is listed with that book's title, author, and publication information. Clicking on a link will take you to the work page, where you should see both editions listed in the Your library section.
This can be a good place to check for books you may have inadvertently cataloged (or purchased!) twice, as well as books that are incorrectly combined. If you find books are incorrectly combined, you can go to the Editions (formerly Debris) page (on the left side of the Author page at the bottom of the list) to separate them, or post a message in the Combiners! group for assistance. See "Book combining for more information about this topic.