1st edition, 9th print 1995. There is a CD version (1999) which includes More Effective C++ in 85 ways and a final 3rd edition in 55 ways in 2005. The series also includes Effective STL and Effective Modern C++. In 2000 the author stopped C++ publishing activities. There are no references and the language is based on the ISO C++ 98 draft. This included nested types, templates and exception handling which few compilers supported then. So it was not very compatible with MS Visual Studio/C++ 6 or 7. There is an errata at the authors aristeia site as the one listed in the book is closed.
Effective C++ definitely delivers on it's promise, it's full of useful bits and pieces to help improve your coding. It's not for beginners, but I'd recommend it for anyone else with an interest in the language.