Nature of contents (Cont):
5, for "calendars"
In general, consider the clause following a short title of author's last name and year as part of the title proper.
245 10 ǂa Perkins, 1643. A new almanacke, and prognostication, for the yeere of our Lord God, 1643 : ǂb being the third from the bissextile or leape-yeere, and from the worlds creation, 5606 : composed and chiefly referred to the meridian of the famous city of London / |c made and set forth by Samuel Perkins, well-willer to the mathematicks. 246 30 ǂa New almanacke, and prognostication, for the yeere of our Lord God, 1643
Use relationship designator
ǂe publisher for the Company of Stationers.
Date of publication
Almanacs were typically printed in the autumn preceding their year of calculation. Therefore, imprint dates will usually need to be corrected.
008/06 s 008/07-14 1676bbbb 046 x ǂc 1677 260 London : ǂb Printed by J.D. for the Company of Stationers, ǂc 1677 [i.e. 1676]. 500 Almanacs were printed the year preceding the date of calculation.
Modern (i.e., printed 1830 and later) almanacs often do not include an imprint date at all, but will include a date as part of the title or elsewhere. Assume that the publication date is the preceding year, and include it in the publication statement in square brackets (following RDA 2.2.4, Other sources of information).
245 04 The Shakespeare almanac for 1894. 264 01 ... ǂc .
655 7 Almanacs. ǂ2 rbgenr 655 7 Ephemerides. ǂ2 rbgenr
- None, in general.
- Almanacs with sections containing "Astrological judgments" or similar wording, use subject heading:
650 0 Mundane astrology ǂv Early works to 1800.
Do not use MARC field 751 for the prime meridien or other associated place names
Samuel Perkins, Perkins 1633 : a new almanacke and prognostication for the yeere of our Lord God, 1633 : being the first after the bissextile, or leape yeere, and from the worlds creation 5595 : composed, and chiefly referred to the meridian of the famous city of London / made and set forth by Samuel Perkins, well-willer to the mathematickes, gent. London : Printed for the Company of Stationers, . Shelfmark STC 495.8 Bd.w. STC 419.2