3.21 — Edition statement

Contents:

3.21.1 Element information

3.21.1.1 Link to RDA Toolkit

3.21.1.2 Sources of information

3.21.2 RDA definition and scope

3.21.2.1 A statement that identifies an edition to which a manifestation belongs.

3.21.2.2 An edition statement sometimes includes a designation of a named revision of an edition. An edition statement sometimes includes a statement of responsibility relating to the edition or to a named revision of an edition.

3.21.3 General rule

3.21.3.1 Transcribe a statement relating to an edition or issue of a manifestation as it appears, unless specifically instructed otherwise. Include any explanatory words or phrases appearing with the edition statement.

Example:
Cooke’s edition, embellished with superb engravings

3.21.3.2 Always make a Note on edition statement if the edition statement is transposed from its position on the source of information (see 3.26.31.2).

3.21.31 No edition statement

3.21.31.1 If the manifestation does not contain an edition statement, but is known to contain significant changes from other editions, or an edition statement for it is provided by a bibliographic or reference source, do not supply an edition statement based on this information. Always give the information in a Note on edition statement (see 3.26.32.1).

3.21.31.2 If the manifestation contains only a statement that refers to another edition (e.g., as part of a preface to an earlier edition or a summary of the work’s publication history), do not transcribe the information as an edition statement and do not supply an edition statement based on the information. A Note on edition statement may be made on such statements if considered important (see 3.26.32.2).

3.21.32 Edition statements that are grammatically inseparable parts of other transcribed elements

3.21.32.1 If an edition statement is a grammatically inseparable part of the Title proper, Other title information, Statement of responsibility relating to title proper, or any other transcribed element, then transcribe it as part of the element with which it is integrated or linked. Do not repeat it as an edition statement.

Example:
Title proper: Blunt’s edition of the Nautical almanac and astronomical ephemeris for the year 1815

Example:
Other title information: being an enlarged and revised edition of the anniversary discourse delivered before the New York Historical Society (November 17, 1857)

Example:
Other title information: nunc iterum non mediocri studio atque diligentia a pluribus mendis purgata

3.21.33 Edition statements with grammatically inseparable information

3.21.33.1 If information pertaining to other elements of the description (e.g., an original title or other information concerning the original work) is grammatically inseparable (see 0.4.92) from the Designation of edition, transcribe it as part of the Designation of edition (see 1.21.31.1). If illustration statements or statements such as “in two volumes” appear with a Designation of edition, transcribe them as they appear (see also 1.23.35.1).

Example:
New edition, complete in one volume ; with two hundred wood cuts

3.21.34 Two or more expressions named on the preferred source of information with at least one edition statement

3.21.34.1 If the preferred source of information bears the titles of two or more individual expressions contained in the manifestation, and one or more of these expressions has an edition statement associated with it, do not transcribe as an edition statement. Instead, transcribe each edition statement with the title or statement of responsibility to which it pertains.

Example:
An examination of Dr. Burnet’s theory of the earth : with some remarks on Mr. Whiston’s New theory of the earth … / by J. Keill … ; the second edition corrected and all the figures (25 in number) engraved on copper plates ; to the whole is annexed A dissertation on the different figures of coelestial bodies, &c. … by Mons. de Maupertuis …
(Comment: Information is transcribed in three elements: Title proper; Other title information; and Statement of responsibility relating to title proper. The example is formatted according to ISBD for clarity)

3.21.35 Edition statements relating to issues or parts

3.21.35.1 If the manifestation consists of multiple issues or parts, including accompanying material, and there are edition statements relating to the whole as well as to parts, transcribe only the edition statements relating to the whole manifestation.

3.21.35.2 Make a Note on edition statement relating to issues or parts if considered important (see 3.26.34.1).

3.21.36 Nonce collections

3.21.36.1 If cataloging a nonce collection (a volume made up of previously published pamphlets reissued by a publisher or bookseller, sometimes with a collective title page), and one or more parts have edition statements, always make a Note on edition statement giving edition statements relating to the parts (see 3.26.35.1).

3.21.36.2 If edition statements of parts vary between exemplars of a manifestation, always make a Note on edition statement describing the situation. Record the edition statements of the item in hand relating to individual parts in a Note on item if considered important (see 9.4.32.1).

3.21.37 Edition statements on multipart monographs

3.21.37.1 For a multipart monograph, if the edition statement varies or does not appear on all of the volumes, ascertain whether the set was issued as such, using the following guidelines:

a) If other exemplars of the set are known to have the same combination of editions, assume the set was issued as such.

b) If there is no other exemplar of the set known with the same combination of editions, and other exemplars with different combinations of editions are known, assume the set in hand was not issued as such.

In case of doubt, assume the set was not issued as such.

If the manifestation was issued as such, transcribe all edition statements. Always indicate the edition statements corresponding to individual volumes in a Note on edition statement (see 3.26.36.1).

Example:
Edition statement: The second edition
Edition statement: The first edition
Note on edition statement: Volume 1 issued as the second edition and volume 2 issued as the first edition

3.21.37.2 Always make a Note on edition statement indicating the absence of edition statements on subsequent volumes (see 3.26.36.1).

Example:
Edition statement: The second edition
Note on edition statement: Volumes 2-3 issued without the edition statement

3.21.37.3 If the multipart monograph is known or assumed to be a made-up set, describe the monograph using one of the following methods:

a) Make a separate description for each volume. Make a Note on item describing the rest of the set if considered important.

Example:
Edition statement: Second edition
Note on item: Library’s copy is shelved with volume 2 of the third edition to create a made-up set.
(Comment: Description of the first volume in a made-up set)

Example:
Edition statement: Third edition
Note on item: Library’s copy is shelved with volume 1 of the second edition to create a made-up set.
(Comment: Description of the second volume in a made-up set)

b) Make separate descriptions for each edition. In each description, indicate that the manifestation is imperfect, identifying missing volumes in the Note on extent of item if considered important (see 9.43.3.2).

Example:
Edition statement: Second edition
Note on extent of item: Library’s copy imperfect: v. 2 wanting; a previous owner has supplied v. 2 from the 3rd ed. to create a made-up set
(Comment: The first of two descriptions associated with the made-up set)

Example:
Edition statement: Third edition
Note on extent of item: Library copy imperfect: v. 1 wanting; a previous owner has supplied v. 1 from the 2nd ed. to create a made-up set
(Comment: The second of two descriptions associated with the made-up set)

c) Make a single description of the set as is. Indicate in a Note on manifestation that the description is based on a made-up set (see 9.3.33.1).

Example:
Edition statement: First edition
Note on manifestation: Description based on a made-up set; v. 3 has “second edition”

Example:
Edition statement: First edition
Edition statement: Second edition
Note on manifestation: Description based on a made-up set; v. 3 has “second edition”


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