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

Moloch | 2685 comments Series: https://www.goodreads.com/series/1527...

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. https://monoskop.org/Arnold_Hauser

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 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... (from prehistoric times to baroque)
#2 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... (from rococò to today)

this one https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... (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 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... (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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