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message 1: by Moloch (last edited May 22, 2020 05:34AM) (new)

Moloch | 2685 comments Series:

This series is, in fact, a work published in more volumes.
I understand it's fine to create a "series" in such cases (I don't like it, but whatever).
At the moment, the series has 4 volumes, but I think this work was originally published in 2 volumes, and then re-published in 4.

Shouldn't the series reflect the original publication form? 2 "primary" works instead of 4?

These 2 (which I separated from other editions because the content was different), + other similar editions if they exist, should be #1 and #2

#1 (from prehistoric times to baroque)
#2 (from rococò to today)

this one (from prehistoric times to the middle ages) for example, shouldn't it be not "primary" and #1.1, or "book 1, part 1"?
1.2 (from the Renaissance to baroque)

etc etc?

Or do we choose the latest "order" (4 volumes) as the default one? (and then we need to add "book 1-2" and "book 3-4")

message 2: by Moloch (new)

Moloch | 2685 comments bump, requesting a second opinion/advice

message 3: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41711 comments Mod
Parts of a whole are 1A, 1B, 1C (or book 1, part 1; book 2, part 2; etc.), not decimals.

1.1 and 1.2 are shorts that fall between 1 and 2.

I would go with 4 (and 1-2, 3-4), but not because it is the most recent. Because 1, 2, 3, 4 and 1-2, 3-4 is much less awkward than 1, 2 and 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B.

message 4: by Moloch (last edited May 27, 2020 01:13AM) (new)

Moloch | 2685 comments Ok, thanks

books 1-2 & 3-4 added

Checking if all the editions are combined correctly --> edit: done as far as I could understand

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