5.22 — Name of publisher

Contents:

5.22.1 Element information

5.22.1.1 Link to RDA Toolkit

5.22.1.2 Sources of information

5.22.2 RDA definition and scope

5.22.2.1 A nomen that is a name of an agent who is responsible for publishing a manifestation.

5.22.2.2 Publication includes release and issuance.

5.22.3 General rule

5.22.3.1 Transcribe the names of publishers in the form and order in which it is presented in the source, unless instructed otherwise by specific instructions.

5.22.3.2 Transcribe the name of the publisher, 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 publication statement when determining the most appropriate element in which to transcribe the address. If address information is grammatically inseparable from the publisher’s name, transcribe that information as part of name of publisher.

Example:
Calmann Lévy, éditeur, ancienne maison Michel Lévy frères, rue Auber, 3, et boulevard des Italiens, 15 a la Librairie nouvelle

Example:
Published and sold by Robert Morden, at the Atlas near the Royal Exchange in Cornhil

Example:
Published by Lumsden & Son at their toy book manufactory

Example:
Published by Thomas Bradford, printer, bookseller & stationer, no. 8, South Front-Street

5.22.3.3 Optionally, omit addresses and insignificant information appearing with the publisher’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:
Published by Ackermann and Co. …
(Comment: Full publisher’s name reads: Published by Ackermann and Co., 96 Strand)

Example:
A la librairie de J. Carez, éditeur …
(Comment: Full publisher’s name reads: A la librairie de J. Carez, e̓diteur, Rue Haute Feuille, No. 18. Chez Verière, Quai des Augustins, No. 25. Chez Bossange, père, Rue de Richelieu, No. 60)

5.22.3.4 If a statement such as “Privately printed” appears on the title page, transcribe it as, or as part of, the name of publisher.

Example:
Privately printed

Example:
Privately printed for the Fund for Building National Schools at Lethrede

Example:
Private plate issued exclusively to members of the Bibliophile Society

5.22.31 Names of publishers containing grammatically inseparable place names or dates

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

Example:
Publication statement: Verlag der Vereins-Buchhandlung in Berlin
Place of publication: [Berlin]

Example:
Publication statement: Publish’d July 1st, 1790 by J. & J. Boydell, Cheapside & at the Shakespeare Gallery Pall Mall
Date of publication: [July 1, 1790]

5.22.32 Publishers identified by addresses, signs, or initials

5.22.32.1 If only the address, sign, or initials of the publisher appears in lieu of the name, transcribe the statement containing the address, sign, or initials as the name of publisher. If the publisher’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 publication statement (see 5.24.34.1).

Example:
Name of publisher: Pubd in Ryders Court and to be had at the sign of the Pannel Painter in Cheapside, or at the bust of Impudence alias the Brazen Head in Leicester Square
Note on publication statement: Publisher identified in The public advertiser Oct. 7, 1762: Mary Darly, in Rider’s Court, near Leicester Square

Example:
Printed for M.W. [that is, Matthew Walbancke]

Example:
Printed by T.H. for I.P. and are to be sold by Richard Thrale, dwelling in Pauls Church-yard at the signe of the Crosse-Keyes

Example:
Note on publication statement: Printed by Thomas Harper for John Parker according to STC
(Comment: A separate note is used to provide a full citation for the reference to the published description)

5.22.32.2 If the identification of the publisher is based on a device, supply the name of the publisher in square brackets, even if the device includes the publisher’s initials or spelled-out name. Make a Note on publication statement as necessary about the basis for the identification, the source of the information used, the presence of the device, etc. (see 5.24.34.2).

Example:
Name of publisher: [Richard Pynson]
Note on publication statement: Printer’s device of Richard Pynson (McKerrow 6) on verso final leaf (b4). See: McKerrow, R.B. Printers’ & publishers’ devices in England & Scotland, 1485-1640. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Chiswick Press, 1913

5.22.33 Fictitious or incorrect names of publisher

5.22.33.1 If the name of publisher 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 the Note on publication statement (see 5.24.34.3).

5.22.33.2 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 publication statement (see 5.24.34.4).

Example:
Name of publisher: Chez Hubert Jaillot aux deux Globes [that is, Pieter Mortier]
Note on publication statement: Corrected publisher from Koeman
(Comment: A separate note is used to provide a full citation for the reference to the published description)

Example:
Name of publisher: bey Dodsley und Compagnie [that is, Jobst Hermann Flörke]
Note on publication statement: The imprint is false; in fact published in Danzig (now Gdansk) by Jobst Hermann Flörke according to Hayn/Gotendorf
(Comment: A separate note is used to provide a full citation for the reference to the published description)

5.22.34 Two or more names of publishers

5.22.34.1 If the Publication statement includes more than one publisher 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 publisher only when they are not linked by connecting words or phrases.

Example:
United States Food Administration

Example:
National Association of Ice Industries

Example:
Published by Wells and Lilly, Court-Street

Example:
A.T. Goodrich & Co.

Example:
In gemeinschaftlichem Verlag von Berenberg in Lauenburg und der Jaegerschen Buchhandl. in Frankfurt am Main

Example:
Published March 15, 1832 by I.T. Hinton & Simpkin & Marshall

Example:
Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans

Example:
Bey Johan Waesberge, und der Witwe Elizaei Weyerstraet

5.22.34.2 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 Publication 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 publishers in the supplied phrase. Do not use a mark of omission.

Example:
Oliver Ditson & Co., C.H. Ditson & Co., Lyon & Healy [and 4 others]

Example:
Published by F.J. Huntington

Example:
Collins and Hannay

Example:
Carter and Hendee [and 20 others in 18 places]

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

Example:
Published by the Surveyor General, pursuant to an act of the legislature, Stone & Clark, republishers, 1839

Example:
London : Printed for Knight and Lacy, Paternoster-Row ; Greenfield, Mass. : Re-printed by Ansel Phelps, and for sale by him at his bookstore, also by West & Richardson, Cummings, Hilliard & Co., Boston, and Wilder & Campbell, New-York

5.22.35 Names of publishers in multipart monographs

5.22.35.1 If the manifestation is issued in more than one physical part and the name of publisher or the publisher’s form of name changes in the course of publication, transcribe the Publication statement of the first or earliest part and always give the Publication statement of the later part(s) in a Note on publication statement (see 5.24.34.5).

5.22.36 Supplied and conjectured names of publishers

5.22.36.1 If no name, address, or device of a publisher appears on the manifestation, supply the name of the publisher in square brackets if known. If the responsibility of a publisher for a particular manifestation is conjectured, either add a question mark to any supplied name or give the information in a Note on publication statement. In any case of a supplied publisher, give supporting evidence in a Note on publication statement (see 5.24.34.6).

Example:
Name of publisher: [Anton Koberger]
Note on publication statement: Imprint from Goff.
(Comment: The formal citation for Goff is given in a References to published descriptions note)

5.22.37 Name of publisher cannot be supplied

5.22.37.1 If no publisher’s name can be conjectured, record “publisher not identified” in square brackets.

5.22.38 Name of publisher transcribed as part of another element

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

Example:
Name of publisher: [Pour Symo[n] Vostre Libraire par Philippe Pigouchet]
(Comment: Title reads “Ces presentes heures a lusaige de Ro[m]me : so[n]t au lo[n]g sa[n]s req[ue]rir [et] ont este faictes pour Symo[n] Vostre Libraire: demourent a Paris a la rue neuue nostre dame, a lenseigne Sainct Iehan leuangeliste par Philippe Pigouchet.”)

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

5.22.39 Name of publisher in more than one language or script

5.22.39.1 If the name of the publisher 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 statements(s) as parallel statements (see Parallel name of publisher). Always make a Note on publication statement to indicate the original position on the source of any transposed statements (see 5.24.34.7).


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