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message 1: by Antonomasia (new)

Antonomasia | 509 comments There are a couple of French editions in which Book 1 was published as 2 separate volumes, but this does not appear to have been the case for the first publication, just for a couple of paperback reissues.

How are these split volumes numbered?
I have never seen anything like 1a and 1b on here but that would make sense. Leaving them as un-numbered non-primary works increases the risk that users will recombine them with the full book 1 and book 2 editions from the series.


message 2: by Philip (new)

Philip (burnnerman) | 5913 comments That is exactly how they are numbered. 1A, 1B, etc...

There was a thread about it awhile back. It probably should get added to the manual.

If something is a subset of the novel it gets the 1A designation, so if the book is broken up into 2 books then it would be 1A and 1B.

Not for this exact situation but pretty much the same theory.
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

This one is pretty much the exact same issue.
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 3: by Antonomasia (new)

Antonomasia | 509 comments In that case someone needs to deal with the Harry Potter books that are sold in some countries in more than one volume.
I looked at the main HP series earlier, hoping to find an example to work with, but they were not listed in the main series at all.


message 4: by Philip (new)

Philip (burnnerman) | 5913 comments Antonomasia wrote: "In that case someone needs to deal with the Harry Potter books that are sold in some countries in more than one volume.
I looked at the main HP series earlier, hoping to find an example to work wi..."


Those series are really difficult to work with, I think that is why they might be a little off, from what you would like to see. You can look at the series page for the below, to see what the thread was talking about.
https://www.goodreads.com/series/1615...


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