- A: I've come accross quite a few books which state in the frontmatter that the book which I am holding in my hands is not the first edition of 1982 but (example 1) a "new impression with new material" from 1990. Others state that they are (example 2) the "fifth impression, 2004".
How to deal wth that in biblatex? My current approach is to claim that whenever there is new material added, then it is a new edition (i.e., example 1 above would be: "2nd edition, 1990"). But if it is just an unaltered re-print then i just use the original date and add no information (i.e., example 2 above would be: "1st edition 1982" (and not 1st edition 2004!)).
What do you say?
- B: If a book is something like "TITLE: SUBTITLE. Translation, Introduction and Annotations by XY", then I take it, that this information is not part of the title and thus does not need to be stated in my bibliography as it is on the cover of the book. And this is exactly what biblatex does: I add the name of the Translator/Annotator/Introducer in my bib-file and biblatex creates then a sentence like this "TITLE. SUBTILTE. Translated and annotated, with an introduction, by XY". (please note that the sentence on the coverpage differs from the result of biblatex).
Firstly, what do I do if it says on the Coverpage "TITLE: SUBTITLE. Translation, Introduction and Annotations and a Note on Recent Work by XY"? I know, I could add them using editorial roles (biblatex.pdf, pp.31ff), but do I have to? (remember that in the previous question I claimed that this information is not part of the title and thus need not be reproduced as stated on the cover!)
Secondly, what about titles like "A Translation of TITLE with Introduction and Commentary by XY"? (Here the information of the translator and commentator seems to be part if the title. do I have to reproduce it?) There are two possibilities:
Author. A Translation of TITLE with Introduction and Commentary. Translated and annotated, with an introduction, by XY. (--> not good because double information)
Author. TITLE. Translated and annotated, with an introduction, by XY. (--> not good because changed title!)