A reprint of an item is one that is issued at a later time than that of the original.

A reprint may be one of the following:

One or more issues of a serial reprinted by the same publisher

One or more issues of a serial issued by a reprint publisher

Several bibliographically unrelated serials that have been reprinted in the same volume set of volumes

Some reprints are "facsimile editions," in which the original contents are presented exactly as they appeared in the original.

Reprints pose several problems because they usually have more than one source that could be considered a chief source: the original title page and a reprint title page. The contents of the original and the reprint may be identical or there may be new material.

See also:

17.7. Reprints