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:
Details of illustrative content: 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 and Ferguson 110). Printer’s device of Richard Grafton (McKerrow 104) on G4r and final leaf recto (²A4)

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

Example:
Title page is an illustration and is included in the count of pages of plates

Example:
Illustrative content: 1 illustration
Details of illustrative content: Illustration is a title page vignette 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 and on endpapers

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 (see Illustrative content, 6.22.335.1).

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

Example:
Details of illustrative content: Photos of film’s stars, Greer Garson and Clark Gable, appear on front and rear endpapers and dust jacket


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