3.26.1 Element information Link to RDA Toolkit Sources of information

3.26.2 RDA definition and scope A note on manifestation that provides information on an edition of a manifestation.

3.26.3 General rule Make a Note on edition statement according to the instructions below. In most cases, notes are optional (designated by “if considered important”). Some notes are required (designated by “always”).

3.26.31 Source and position of edition statement Always note the source of any element of the Edition statement that is taken from elsewhere than the preferred source of information (see 3.01.1,,, and

Edition statement from half-title

Number line on title page verso indicates 1st printing: “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”

(Comment: Example follows alternative rule to create a separate bibliographic description for an individual impression or state) When transposing, always note the original position of any element that is transposed to another position in transcription (see,,,,,,,, and

Edition statement printed at head of title page

Edition statement precedes author’s name on title page

3.26.32 No edition statement Always record edition information, such as an Edition statement that is provided by a bibliographic or reference source for resources not containing an edition statement, but known to contain significant changes from other editions, as a Note on edition statement (see

Second edition (E.2A) as described by D. Smith

(Comment: The formal citation for D. Smith’s bibliography is given in a Manifestation described by note (see Make a note on statements referring to other editions (e.g., as part of a preface to an earlier edition or a summary of the work’s publication history) if considered important (see

Contains “Preface to the tenth edition,” dated 1876

3.26.34 Edition statements relating to issues or parts Make a Note on edition statement relating to issues or parts of a multipart monograph if the manifestation consists of multiple issues or parts, and there are edition statements relating to the whole as well as to the parts (see Edition statement, Record the edition statement relating to the whole manifestation as an Edition statement (see

3.26.35 Nonce collections Always make a Note on edition statement of differences in edition statements from one part to another in nonce collections (volumes made up of previously published pamphlets reissued by a publisher or bookseller, sometimes with a collective title page) (see If edition statements of parts vary between exemplars of a manifestation, record the edition statements of the item in hand relating to individual parts in a Note on item (see and

Set made up of various editions: v. 1, 10th ed.; v. 3, 4th ed., corr.; v. 7, 3d ed., corr.; v. 9-11, 2d ed.

3.26.36 Edition statements on multipart monographs If the Edition statement varies or does not appear on all volumes of a multipart monograph, and it was issued as such, always make a Note on edition statement explaining which edition statement appears on which volume and/or indicating the absence of edition statements (see and

Volume 2 issued without the edition statement

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