I think it is safe to say that the “series” is a form of “serial” (there seems to be no end as long as Brill keeps publishing new monographs in the series) comprised of monographic “works” as volumes.
The nature of the contents of each “series” is also essentially different, in the sense that issues are not issued in parallel.
If each “manifestation” of “the series” have different literary-warrant-determined AAPs and/or x-refs, they would benefit from having different authority records.
Others (including LC) do add “Online” to differentiate from print series and serials, so that is a moot justification.
Maybe we better start quoting RDA. It’s darned hard to search!
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If you were cataloging the series as a serial, yes, you would have two different bibliographical records, because they are different manifestations (different publishers, different sizes, paperback vs. hardback (although we don't bother to make that distinction even though in FRBR terms they are different manifestaitons), etc.). But the two manifestations would still represent the same work, much the same as two different manifestations of Hamlet represent the same work and get the same work access point. There would not be a need for different series work access points, since it's the same work. This is different from what we did in AACR2. We don't add (Online) to a series access point to distinguish it from the print series manifestation either. Different manifestations do not make a new work. The content has to be different. Now if they Haymarket manifestation had different content from the earlier manifestations of the series, then you have to decide if what you have is a different expression of the series or an entirely new series work. As far as we've been told, the content is the same, so regardless that there may or may not be numbering, this is just one series and the series access points on both manifestations would be the same. This isn't being pedantic. It's following RDA.
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Well yes, of course different manifestations require different records. But that has nothing to do with identifying the works.