5.24 — Note on publication statement

Contents:

5.24.1 Element information

5.24.1.1 Link to RDA Toolkit

5.24.1.2 Sources of information

5.24.2 RDA definition and scope

5.24.2.1 A note on manifestation that provides information on the publication of a manifestation.

5.24.31 Publication statement notes

5.24.31.1 Sources of information. Always note the source of any element of the Publication statement when it is taken from a source other than the preferred source of information (see 5.01.1.2).

5.24.31.2 Omitted information. Make a Note on publication statement giving publication-related information not transcribed in the Publication statement and if considered important (see 5.01.1.3).

5.24.31.3 Transposition. Always make a Note on publication statement if elements in the Publication statement are transposed, indicating the original position of the transposed elements (see 5.01.3.2).

Example:
Publication statement: Lugduni : Apud Seb. Gryphium, 1538
Note on publication statement: Place of publication follows publisher’s name on title page

5.24.31.4 Information covered by labels, etc. Always make a Note on publication statement if any of the original details relating to the Publication statement are covered by a label, stamp, overprint, or other means showing later information and the original details are visible or otherwise available (see 5.2.31.1).

Example:
Imprint from label which covers earlier imprint: “Chez Francois Marret, marchand libraire sur le marché aux fleurs”

5.24.31.5 No publication statement. If the resource lacks a statement relating to publication and the identity of the publisher has been supplied in square brackets, make a Note on publication statement to justify supplied information (see Publication statement, 5.2.35.1).

Example:
Publication statement: [Cologne?] : [P. Quentel?], anno M.D.XXIII [1523]
Note on publication statement: Place of publication and name of publisher from Adams
(Comment: The formal citation for Adams’s bibliography of books printed on the continent of Europe is given in a Manifestation described in note (see 9.32.31.1). The example is formatted according to ISBD for clarity)

5.24.32 Place of publication notes

5.24.32.1 Places of publication in multipart monographs. If the manifestation is issued in more than one physical part and the place of publication changes in the course of publication, always record the place named in the later part(s) in a Note on publication statement (see Place of publication, 5.21.34.1).

Example:
Place of publication in v. 33-40: Stuttgart ; Augsburg

5.24.32.2 Fictitious or incorrect places. Always make a Note on publication statement if the Place of publication appearing on the manifestation is known to be fictitious or incorrect (see 5.21.36.1).

Example:
Place of publication: A Londres
Note on publication statement: The place of publication is false; typographical evidence suggests French printing

5.24.32.3 When supplying the actual Place of publication in square brackets, always give the basis for the correction or clarification in a Note on publication statement (see 5.21.36.2).

Example:
Place of publication: Philadelphia [that is, Frankfurt]
Note on publication statement: The imprint is false. According to Weller, E.O. Falsche Druckorte, this was actually published in Frankfurt by Herman
(Comment: The formal citation for Weller’s bibliography is given in a Manifestation described in note (see 9.32.31.1))

5.24.32.4 Supplied name for missing places of publication. Always make a Note on publication statement to justify a supplied Place of publication if the reason is not evident from the rest of the description (see 5.21.37.1).

Example:
Publication statement: [Cambridge, Mass.] : Printed by Samuel Green, 1668
Note on publication statement: Samuel Green was located in Cambridge, Mass., from 1660 to 1672
(Comment: The manufacturer is assumed to be also functioning as the publisher; see 5.2.335.1. Example formatted with ISBD punctuation for clarity)

5.24.32.5 Place of publication supplied place based on address or sign. Make a Note on publication statement to justify a supplied Place of publication based on a sign or address if the reason is not evident from the rest of the description and if considered important (see 5.21.38.1).

5.24.32.6 Transposition of place names in more than one language or script. Always make a Note on publication statement if the Place of publication appears in more than one language or script to indicate the original position on the source of any transposed elements (see 5.21.39.1 and Parallel place of publication, 5.215.31.2).

Example:
Parallel place of publication transposed from Italian title page facing main title page in English

5.24.33 Parallel place of publication notes

5.24.33.1 Make a Note on publication statement of a parallel place of publication found elsewhere in the resource from the Place of publication if considered important (see Parallel place of publication, 5.215.31.1 and 5.215.31.4).

5.24.34 Name of publisher notes

5.24.34.1 Names of publishers in multipart monographs. If the manifestation is issued in more than one physical part and the publisher or the publisher’s form of name changes in the course of publication, always record the publisher’s name in the later part(s) in a Note on publication statement (see Name of publisher, 5.22.32.1).

5.24.34.2 Fictitious or incorrect names of publisher. Always make a Note on publication statement if the Name of publisher is known to be fictitious or incorrect (see 5.22.34.1).

5.24.34.3 Supplied name for fictitious or incorrect names of publisher. When supplying the actual name after the fictitious or incorrect name, always give the basis for the correction or clarification in a Note on publication statement (see Name of publisher, 5.22.34.2).

Example:
Name of publisher: Chez Hubert Jaillot aux deux Globes [that is, Pieter Mortier]
Note on publication statement: Corrected publisher from Koeman
(Comment: The formal citation for Koeman’s bibliography is given in a Manifestation described in note (see 9.32.31.1))

Example:
Name of publisher: Bey Dodsley und Compagnie [that is, Jobst Hermann Flörke]
Note on publication statement: The imprint is false; in fact published by Jobst Hermann Flörke in Danzig (now Gdansk) according to Hayn
(Comment: The formal citation for Hayn’s bibliography is given in a Manifestation described in note (see 9.32.31.1))

5.24.34.4 Supplied and conjectured names of publishers. Always make a Note on publication statement if no name, address, or device of a publisher appears on the manifestation or if the responsibility of a publisher for a particular manifestation is conjectured. In any case of a supplied name of publisher, give supporting evidence in a note on publication statement (see Name of publisher, 5.22.35.1).

Example:
Name of publisher: [Edmund Curll]
Note on publication statement: Publisher’s name from the preface to the fourth edition, published in 1725, which identifies the publisher of this first edition as Edmund Curll

5.24.34.5 Publishers identified by addresses, signs, or initials. If only the address, sign, or initials of the publisher appear in lieu of the publisher’s name and the name has not been supplied in Name of publisher, give the name in a Note on publication statement if it is known or can be reasonably surmised (see 5.22.36.1).

Example:
Publisher identified in “The public advertiser,” Oct. 7, 1762 as Mary Darly, in Ryder’s Court, near Leicester Square in London

5.24.34.6 Devices. If the publisher’s name has been supplied based on a device, always make a Note on publication statement about the basis for the identification (see Name of publisher, 5.22.36.2).

Example:
Name of publisher: [Richt Right Press]
Note on publication statement: Device of the Richt Right Press on the title page

5.24.34.7 Transposition of names of publisher in more than one language or script. For transposed elements, always make a Note on publication statement if the Name of publisher appears in more than one language or script to indicate the original position on the source (see 5.22.39.1 and Parallel name of publisher, 5.225.31.2).

Example:
Parallel name of publisher transposed from English title page facing main title page in German

5.24.35 Parallel name of publisher notes

5.24.35.1 Make a Note on publication statement of parallel publisher names found elsewhere in the resource from the source of Name of publisher if considered important (see Parallel name of publisher, 5.225.31.1 and 5.225.31.4).

5.24.36 Date of publication notes

5.24.36.1 Chronograms. Include a transcription of the original chronogram in a Note on publication statement if considered important (see Date of publication, 5.23.31.2).

Example:
Date of publication: [1650]
Note on publication statement: Date of publication derived from chronogram in colophon: Der FrIeD Vnsers Herrn IesV ChrIstI behVte Vnsere Hertzen VnD SInn, Von Ietzt an, bIss In EVVIgkeIt

5.24.36.2 Very long dates. Make a Note on publication statement describing the source and the original form of the Date of publication if considered important (see 5.23.31.3).

Example:
Date of publication: [21 February 1476]
Note on publication statement: Date expressed in Latin words in colophon
(Source of information reads: die vicesima prima me[n]sis Februarii anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo septuagesimosexto)

5.24.36.3 Fictitious and incorrect dates. Always make a Note on publication statement to indicate the source of the information if the reason for supplying the actual date is not apparent from the rest of the description (see Date of publication, 5.23.31.4).

Example:
Date of publication: 1785 [that is, 1795]
Note on publication statement: Evans believes the date of publication to be a misprint for 1795, as many dates after 1785, including “Jan. 5th, 1792,” are mentioned in the text
(Comment: The formal citation for Evans is given in a Manifestation described in note (see 9.32.31.1))

Example:
Date of publication: 1887 [that is, 1899]
Note on publication statement: Stamped in lower left corner: Aids to navigation corrected … to Oct. 5, 1899

Example:
Date of publication: 1786 [that is, 1788]
Note on publication statement: Dedication and preface both dated 1788

5.24.36.4 Julian/Old Style Dates. Always make a Note on publication statement indicating the basis for the supplied year if the transcribed year of publication is based on the Julian calendar (sometimes called the Old Style calendar) and the manifestation is known to have been published in the following year according to the modern European calendar (see Date of publication, 5.23.31.5).

Example:
Date of publication: 1743 [that is, 1744]
Note on publication statement: The year is given according to Lady Day dating
(Source of information contains the following sentence: “Given at our court at St. James’s, the twentieth day of February, 1743, and in the seventeenth year of our reign”)

Example:
Date of publication: Februar. 8. anno 1588 [that is, 1589]
Note on publication statement: The year is given according to Lady Day dating

5.24.36.5 Multiple adjustments or additions. If the Date of publication requires more than a single adjustment or addition, always make a Note on publication statement giving the source of the supplied dates (see 5.23.31.7).

Example:
Date of publication: MDCXIII [1613, that is, 1693]
Note on publication statement: Corrected imprint date from Wing
(Comment: The formal citation for Wing’s Short-title catalogue is given in a Manifestation described in note (see 9.32.31.1))

Example:
Date of publication: anno Domini MCCCCCXXIX [1529, that is, 1539]
Note on publication statement: The colophon gives 1539 as the date of publication

Example:
Date of publication: M.DC.XXV [1625, that is, 1626]
Note on publication statement: The year is given according to Lady Day dating
(Source of information contains the following sentence: “Giuen at our court at White-Hall, the seuenteenth day of Ianuary, in the first yeere of our reigne of Great Britaine, France and Ireland”)

5.24.36.6 Date of publication supplied from reference sources. If the Date of publication does not appear on the manifestation but is known, always give the source of the supplied date and any needed explanation in a Note on publication statement (see 5.23.32.1).

Example:
Date of publication: [1660]
Note on publication statement: Date of publication from Evans
(Comment: The formal citation for Evans’s bibliography is given in a Manifestation described in note (see 9.32.31.1))

5.24.36.7 Conjectural date of publication. When supplying a conjectural Date of publication, based on any information available, always indicate the basis for the conjecture in a Note on publication statement (see 5.23.33.1).

Example:
Date of publication: [1785]
Note on publication statement: Date from advertisements and reviews in the summer of 1785

Example:
Date of publication: [1866]
Note on publication statement: Date of publication based on copyright date. Copyright statement on title page verso reads: Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1866, by J.R. Jones, in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the United States, in and for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

5.24.36.75 Patterns for supplying a conjectural date of publication. When supplying a conjectural date or period of publication according to one of the patterns shown in 5.23.34.1, always indicate the basis for the conjecture in a Note on publication statement (see Date of publication, 5.23.34.1).

Example:
Date of publication: [not after 1763]
Note on publication statement: The publisher J. Noon died in 1763

Example:
Date of publication: [between 1867 and 1876]
Note on publication statement: James Wrigley is listed at this address in New York City directories for 1867 through 1876

5.24.36.8 Date of publication in multipart monographs. Record the date of each volume in a Note on publication statement if considered important. Such a note on publication statement is particularly useful when the order of publication does not correspond to the order of the volume numeration (see Date of publication, 5.23.35.2).

Example:
Date of publication: M.DC.XCIV-M.DCCI [1694-1701]
Note on publication statement: Vol. 1: 1701; vol. 2: 1701; vol. 3: 1701; vol. 4: 1694; vol. 5: 1701; vol. 6: 1701; vol. 7: 1701; vol. 8: 1700

5.24.36.9 Date of publication on part pages. If parts of a manifestation have individual title pages bearing dates that differ from the date pertaining to the whole manifestation, always give these additional dates in a note on publication statement (see Date of publication, 5.23.36.1).

Example:
Date of publication: MDCLXXVII [1677]
Note on publication statement: Each of the five parts has a separate, dated title page. Part three is dated MDCLXXVI [1667]; the others are dated MDCLXXVII [1677]

5.24.37 Other publication details

5.24.37.1 Make a Note on publication statement for any other publication details that are considered important (see 5.01.1.4).

Example:
No more published


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