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message 1: by Benjamin (new)

Benjamin Eskola (benjamineskola) | 31 comments I'm not certain of the correct way to handle books with multiple editions with different authors for each, but I believe that these books should be combined.

The author of the original book “Learning the Law” is Glanville Williams; subsequent editions entitled “Glanville Williams: Learning the Law” have been updated by other authors.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... (this one also has a wrong author “Williams Glanville” instead of “Glanville Williams”)

The same applies to another book with the same initial author, “Textbook of Criminal Law”:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

Also note that some of the above are assigned to the author "Dennis Baker" and others to "Dennis J Baker" who appear to be at least two different people; "Dennis J Baker" is the correct author for them. (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... specifically.)

Another by the same author seems to be a simple case of combining editions:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

Also these authors should be combined:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... with https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... with https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... and https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...


message 2: by Benjamin (new)

Benjamin Eskola (benjamineskola) | 31 comments Anything?


message 3: by Paula (last edited Mar 10, 2016 05:58AM) (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7027 comments The primary author should be the person who wrote it.

Are the others editors / compilers or are the books completely rewritten by them?

Edit, it would appear by using the look inside function on Amazon that Smith is the editor


message 4: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7027 comments Think it is all fixed now


message 5: by Benjamin (new)

Benjamin Eskola (benjamineskola) | 31 comments Thanks Paula


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