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, together with any associated words or phrases, including addresses (see Place of manufacture, 5.31.3.3) in the form and order in which they are presented on the preferred source of information, unless specifically instructed otherwise (see Transcription, 0.4.94.05).

Example:
Printed by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co.

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

Example:
W.J. Johnson, printer, 121, Fleet Street, E.C.

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

Example:
Gedruckt bey Carl Ludwig Brede in Offenbach

Example:
Imp. de Blondeau, rue du Petit-Carreau, 26

Example:
Printed by A.J. Valpy, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street

Example:
Ridge, printer, Mercury-Office, Sheffield

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

Example:
Printed by William Clowes and Sons, Limited …
(Source of information reads: Printed by William Clowes and Sons, Limited, Stamford Street and Charing Cross)

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
(Comment: Example formatted with ISBD punctuation for clarity. Names of manufacturer not linked by connecting words)

Example:
Printed by John Macock and Francis Tyton, printers to the House of Lords
(Comment: Names of manufacturer linked by connecting words)

5.32.34.2 Optionally, if the names are considered too numerous to list exhaustively and some may be omitted without significant loss of identification, all after the third may be omitted. Supply in square brackets a phrase in the language and script of the cataloging agency to convey the nature of the omitted information. Include the number of omitted names in the supplied phrase. Do not use the 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 manufacturer’s name of the first or earliest part and always give the Name of manufacturer of the later part(s) in a Note on manufacture statement (see 5.34.34.5).

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:
Name of manufacturer: Printed the first day of July, 1765, by W. Weyman, at the New-Printing office in Broad-Street
Date of manufacture: [1 July 1765]

Example:
Place of manufacture: [Cambridge, Mass.]
Name of manufacturer: Printed by Samuel Green at Cambridg [sic] in New-England

5.32.33 Fictitious or incorrect names of manufacturer

5.32.33.1 If the name of the manufacturer appearing on the manifestation is known to be fictitious or incorrect, transcribe it nonetheless and always make Note on manufacture statement (see 5.34.34.3).

5.32.33.2 If the name as transcribed is known to be fictitious or incorrect and the actual name is known or can be reasonably surmised, transcribe it as it appears and supply the actual name, preceded by “that is,” all enclosed within square brackets. Always give the basis for the correction or clarification in a Note on manufacture statement (see 5.34.34.4).

Example:
Name of manufacturer: Printed by F. Rivington and G. Robinson, St. James-street [that is, Francesco Andreola]
Note on manufacture statement: Actually printed in Venice and attributed to the printer Francesco Andreola by Cambridge University Library

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: The formal citation for Tremaine’s bibliography is given in a Manifestation described in note (see 9.32.31.1))

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 but the manufacturer’s name is known or can be reasonably surmised, supply it in square brackets if known and if considered important. If the supplied Name of manufacturer is uncertain, 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, provide a justification 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.”

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

5.32.32.1 If an 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: The formal citation for Quérard’s dictionary is given in a Manifestation described in note (see 9.32.31.1))

Example:
Name of manufacturer: Printed [by C. Sympson] in Stonecutter-street, Fleet-Market
Note on manufacture statement: According to the British Book Trade Index, C. Sympson was active at this address from 1760 to 1790

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. Always make a Note on manufacture statement about the basis for the identification (see 5.34.34.2).

Example:
Name of manufacturer: [Robert Bryson]
Note on manufacture statement: Woodcut printer’s device of Robert Bryson on the title page (device no. 358b in: McKerrow, R. Printer’s & publishers’ devices in England & Scotland, 1485-1640)

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

Example:
Name of manufacturer: De l’imprimerie de T. Spilsbury, Snow-hill
Parallel name of manufacturer: Printed by T. Spilsbury, Snow-hill
Note on manufacture statement: Parallel name of manufacturer transposed from English title page facing main title page in French


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