6.225 — Details of illustrative content

Contents:

6.225.1 Element information

6.225.1.1 [element removed from RDA Toolkit]

6.225.1.2 Sources of information

6.225.2 RDA definition and scope

6.225.2.1 Details of content intended to illustrate the primary content of an expression.

6.225.3 General rule

6.225.3.1 Give fuller details of illustrative content if considered important.

Example:
With an engraved frontispiece portrait of the author by George Vertue, and plates after Hogarth’s designs

6.225.3.2 Make a note on ornaments (e.g., head-pieces, vignettes, tail-pieces, printers’ devices, architectural borders), pictorial covers, or pictorial dust jackets if considered important (see Illustrative content, 6.22.3.3).

Example:
Woodcut head- and tail-pieces; woodcut factotums

Example:
Title page has a woodcut border with side pieces with putti and foliage (McKerrow, R.B. Title-page borders used in England and Scotland 1485–1640, no. 110)

Example:
Printer’s device of Richard Grafton (McKerrow, R.B. Printers’ & publishers’ devices in England & Scotland, 1485-1640, no. 104) on G4r and final leaf recto (²A4)

6.225.3.3 Make a note to indicate any illustration on the title page treated as Illustrative content if considered important (see 6.22.3.4).

Example:
The illustration is a woodcut on the title page

Example:
Illustration is a woodcut on the title page depicting a woman with raised sword and torch, with two serpents rising out of an inferno in the background

6.225.3.4 Make a note describing in more detail graphic processes or techniques used in producing illustrative content if considered important (see Illustrative content, 6.22.3.5).

Example:
Engravings by Mackenzie and William Harrison. Engraved frontispiece, a portrait of William Bligh, by Jean Condé; after J. Russell

6.225.31 Illustrations in pockets

6.225.31.1 Always make a note to indicate the presence and the number of pieces of illustrative matter issued in a pocket attached to a resource (see Illustrative content, 6.22.33.1).

Example:
Illustrative content: map
Details of illustrative content: Folded map in pocket

6.225.32 Illustrations on endpapers

6.225.32.1 Make a note indicating the presence of illustrations appearing on the endpapers of a resource if considered important (see Illustrative content, 6.22.335.1).

Example:
Illustrative content: map
Details of illustrative content: Map on endpapers

Example:
Illustrative content: portraits
Details of illustrative content: Portraits of film stars, Greer Garson and Clark Gable, appear on front and rear endpapers and dust jacket


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