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Specifically, relating to the record below in mid-edit (*=field added or
modified) :

- What, if anything, is the $w coding for the former 100 (the first 400)?
Is it considered to have been valid, even if incorrect? I.e. is this coding
a matter of RDA form only, regardless of fact (in this case regarding the
dates)?

- Given the exception for Greek or Latin forms in RDA 9.2.2.5.2, is the DBI
entry evidence really enough to justify a change of AP to match the
vernacular form?

- Am I right to avoid CERL/VIAF/ISNI as potential sources of an even more
painful variety of forms, which can take half a day to work thorough?

FWIW, the cut-off of 1400, rather than 1500, for preferring vernacular
forms makes less and less sense to me as I approach my 400th incunabulum in
a current project. In general I've wanted to avoid any authority work,
though I'd like the records to stand. The 15th century authors seem in
general to have only a Latin bibliographical persona.

010  n  86841606
040  DLC ǂb eng ǂc DLC ǂd DLC
046  ǂf 1440~ ǂg [1501,1502]
*1001 Cara, Pietro, ǂd approximately 1440-1501 or 1502
*4000 Petrus, ǂc de Carariis, ǂd -1506
4001 Cararius, Petrus, ǂd -1509.
4000 Petrus, ǂc de Carariis, ǂd d. 1506 ǂw nnea
667  THIS 1XX FIELD CANNOT BE USED UNDER RDA UNTIL THIS RECORD HAS BEEN
REVIEWED AND/OR UPDATED
670  nuc86-65364: Petrus de Abano. Conciliator differentiarum ... [MI] 1490
ǂb (usage on GmC rept.: Petrus de Carariis)
670  NUC Pre-56 NA 0008128-0008137 ǂb (hdg. on DNLM rept.: Cararius,
Petrus, d. 1506; usage: Petrus de Carariis)
*670  OCLC, 13 April 2017: ǂb (APs: Cara, Pietro; Cara, Pietro,
approximately 1440-not after 1502; Cara, Pietro, approximately 1440-1502;
Cara, Pietro, -1502; Cara, Pietro, ca. 1440-1499; Cara, Pietro, 1440?-1499;
 Petrus, de Carariis, -1506; Petrus de Carariis,14..-1506?; usage: Petrus
Cara, Petrus de Carariis)
*670  Dizionario brigrafico degli Italiani (Web), 13 April 2017: (Cara,
Pietro; born in San Germano Vercellese, approximately 1440; studied law in
the late 1460s, medicine in the early 1470s; held a number of political
offices; date of death uncertain, but definitely between 25 January 1501
and 18 October 1502) ǂu
http://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/pietro-cara_(Dizionario-Biografico)/

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