Do I need to indicate if I’m citing a particular printing of a work (e.g., 3rd printing)?

Note: This post relates to content in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. For up-to-date guidance, see the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook.

No. The printing of a source should not be indicated in the source’s works-cited-list entry. An edition number, however, can be listed in the Version element according to the MLA format template, as shown in the example below:

Yeats, W. B. The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats. 2nd ed., Scribner, 1996.