5.32 — Name of manufacturer

Contents:

5.32.1 Element information

5.32.1.1 Link to RDA Toolkit

5.32.1.2 Sources of information

5.32.2 RDA definition and scope

5.32.2.1 A nomen that is a name of an agent who is responsible for printing, duplicating, casting, etc., a published manifestation.

5.32.3 General rule

5.32.3.1 Transcribe the names of printers and other manufacturers in the form and order in which it is presented in the source, unless instructed otherwise by specific instructions.

Example:
printed at the Patriot Office, Arcade, Lowther Street

Example:
printed by S. Gosnell, Little Queen Street, Holborn

5.32.3.2 Transcribe the name of the manufacturer, together with any associated words or phrases, as it appears on the manifestation. In general, transcribe the full address. Consider the sequence, layout, and typography of words in the manufacture statement when determining the most appropriate element in which to transcribe the address. If address information is grammatically inseparable from the manufacturer’s name, transcribe that information as part of name of manufacturer.

Example:
Kidder and Wright, music compositors

Example:
S.W. Green, book and job printer, and electrotyper, 16 and 18 Jacob Street, New-York

Example:
printed by the heirs and successors of Andrew Anderson, printers to the Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty

Example:
printed by A. Strahan, law-printer to the King’s Most Excellent Majesty, for T. Cadell and W. Davies, Strand

Example:
printed by John Macock and Francis Tyton, printers to the House of Lords

5.32.3.3 Optionally, omit addresses and insignificant information appearing with the manufacturer’s name, unless the information aids in identifying or dating the manifestation or is deemed important to the cataloging agency (e.g., for the purpose of capturing book trade data). If omitting addresses, use the mark of omission.

Example:
Printed by William Clowes and Sons, Limited …
(Comment: Full manufacturer’s name reads: printed by William Clowes and Sons, Limited, Stamford Street and Charing Cross)

5.32.31 Names of manufacturers containing grammatically inseparable place names or dates

5.32.31.1 If the name of manufacturer contains grammatically inseparable statements relating to Place of manufacture or Date of manufacture, transcribe them as part of the name of manufacturer. Supply the Place of manufacture or Date of manufacture in square brackets in the appropriate element.

Example:
printed in June 1700 by John Reid printer, and are to be sold at John Vallange’s, Mrs. Ogstoun’s and Thomas Carruthers stationers in Edinburgh, their shops, [1700]

Example:
[Cambridge, Massachusetts] : printed by Samuel Green at Cambridg in New-England

5.32.32 Names of manufacturers containing only addresses, signs, or initials

5.32.32.1 If only the address, sign, or initials of the manufacturer appears in lieu of the name, transcribe the statement containing the address, sign, or initials as the name of manufacturer. If the manufacturer’s name can be identified, supply it in square brackets after the initials or before or after the address or sign, as appropriate, or give the information in a Note on manufacture statement (see 5.34.34.1).

Example:
Name of manufacturer: [Cuchet] Rue et Hôtel serpente
Note on manufacture statement: Cuchet listed as printer in Quérard, J.M. La France littéraire
(Comment: A separate note is used to provide a full citation for the reference to the manufacture statement)

Example:
Name of manufacturer: printed and sold [by the assigns of J. Sowle] at the Bible in Lombard-Street
Note on manufacture statement: Manufacturer’s name inferred from address

Example:
Name of manufacturer: printed by R. B[adger] for Robert Bird, and are to be sold at his shop at the signe of the Bible in St. Lawrance lane
Note on manufacture statement: Printed by R. Badger according to the STC
(Comment: A separate note is used to provide a full citation for the reference to the manufacturer description)

5.32.32.2 If the identification of the manufacturer is based on a device, supply the name of the manufacturer in square brackets, even if the device includes the manufacturer’s initials or spelled-out name. Make a Note on manufacture statement as necessary about the basis for the identification, the source of the information used, the presence of the device, etc. (see 5.34.34.2).

Example:
Name of manufacturer: [Robert Bryson]
Note on manufacture statement: Robert Bryson’s device on title page; see McKerrow, R.
(Comment: A separate note is used to provide a full citation for the reference to the manufacture statement)

5.32.33 Fictitious or incorrect names of manufacturer

5.32.33.1 If the name of manufacturer is known to be fictitious or incorrect, transcribe it nonetheless and make an explanatory note. If the actual details are known, or can be reasonably surmised, supply the correction and its basis in a Note on manufacture statement (see 5.34.34.3).

5.32.33.2 Optionally, if the name as transcribed is known to be fictitious, transcribe it as it appears and supply in square brackets the actual name, preceded by “that is,” if known. Give the basis for the correction or clarification in a Note on manufacture statement (see 5.34.34.4).

Example:
printed by Edes & Gill, for Buckley [that is, Bulkeley] Emerson, of Newbury-Port

Example:
Name of manufacturer: printed by James Robertson [that is, William A. Rind]
Note on manufacture statement: “Though it bears the imprint of Robertson, the work on this publication was evidently done by his journeyman and successor, William Alexander Rind. The latter presented a petition to the Council, Apr. 20, 1790, ‘praying for some compensation for his extraordinary trouble in printing the Journal of the Assembly…’” (Tremaine)
(Comment: A separate note is used to provide a full citation for the reference to the published description)

5.32.34 Two or more names of manufacturers

5.32.34.1 If the Manufacture statement includes more than one manufacturer in a single source, transcribe all the names in the order indicated by the sequence, layout, or typography of the names on the source of information. Transcribe them as subsequent names of manufacturer only when they are not linked by connecting words or phrases.

Example:
Lovejoy, Son & Co., electrotypers & stereotypers, 15 Vandewate Street, N.Y.S.W. ; Green, printer and stereotyper, 16 and 18 Jacob Street, New-York

5.32.34.2 Optionally, if it is considered that the names are too numerous to list exhaustively, and that some may be omitted without significant loss of identification, the Manufacture statement may be shortened by omitting all the names after the third. In such cases, after the third name, supply in square brackets a phrase in the language and script of the cataloging agency to convey the extent of the omission. Include the number of omitted manufacturers (or firms) in the supplied phrase. Do not use a mark of omission.

Example:
Printed by L. Nichols & Co., T. & J. Swords, E. Duyckinck [and 10 others]

5.32.34.3 If both the Place of manufacture and name of manufacturer associated with an earlier manifestation appear together with the Place of manufacture and name of manufacturer of the manifestation being described, transcribe each manufacturer with the place to which it corresponds.

5.32.35 Names of manufacturers in multipart monographs

5.32.35.1 If the manifestation is issued in more than one physical part and the name of manufacturer or manufacturer’s form of name changes in the course of publication, transcribe the Manufacture statement of the first or earliest part and always give the Manufacture statement of the later part(s) in a Note on manufacture statement (see 5.34.34.5).

5.32.36 Supplied and conjectured names of manufacturers

5.32.36.1 If no name, address, or device of a manufacturer appears on the manifestation, supply the name of the manufacturer in square brackets if known and if considered important. If the responsibility of a manufacturer for a particular manifestation is conjectured, either add a question mark to any supplied name or give the information in a Note on manufacture statement. In any case of a supplied manufacturer, give supporting evidence in a Note on manufacture statement (see 5.34.34.6).

Example:
Name of manufacturer: [Barthelemy Multeau le jeune?]
Note on manufacture statement: Printer conjectured from the privilege at end, in which the Archbishop cedes the privilege to “Barth. Multeau le jeune.”

5.32.37 Name of manufacturer cannot be supplied

5.32.37.1 If no manufacturer’s name can be conjectured, record “manufacturer not identified” in square brackets if considered important.

5.32.38 Name of manufacturer transcribed as part of another element

5.32.38.1 If the name of the manufacturer does not appear in the Manufacture statement, but has already been transcribed as part of another element, supply it within square brackets.

If transcribing a manufacturer name as part of another element, do not abridge or expand the name of manufacturer simply because it repeats or omits information given elsewhere in the description.

5.32.39 Name of manufacturer in more than one language or script

5.32.39.1 If the name of the manufacturer appears in more than one language or script, transcribe the statement in the language or script of the Title proper or, if this criterion does not apply, transcribe the statement that appears first. Transcribe the remaining statement(s) as parallel statements (see Parallel name of manufacturer). Always make a Note on manufacture statement to indicate the original position on the source of any transposed statements (see 5.34.34.7).


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