These rules provide instructions for cataloging printed monographs—books, pamphlets, and single-sheet publications, other than maps and music—whose rarity, value, or interest make special description necessary or desirable.  They cover instructions for the descriptive areas in bibliographic records only (see also introductory sections I and II).  Individual and special issues of serials and unnumbered "special issues" may also be described as monographs (see Appendix H).

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0.  General Rules