Being bored out of my mind, I’ve somehow been stuck with the job of cleaning up filing indicator mishaps and I ran across this one:
LDR 00743cam^^2200205Ia^4500 005 19881219121051.5 008 840322s1959^^^^nyua^^^^^^^^^^000^0^eng^d 035 $$a10549120 040 $$aNDD$$cNDD 1001 $$aFrost, Robert,$$d1874-1963. 24510 $$aA-wishing wel /$$cby Robert Frost ; [wood engravings by Thomas W. Nason] 24630 $$aWishing well 260 $$a[New York? :$$bs.n.],$$cc1959$$e(New York : $$fPrinted at the Spira Press) 300 $$a p. :$$bill. ;$$c15 cm. 500 $$aTitle page in brown and black. 500 $$aPages , , , , - are blank. 500 $$aBound in illustrated paper wrappers. 5104 $$aCrane, J.S.C. Frost,$$cB31. 7001 $$aNason, Thomas W.$$q(Thomas Willoughby),$$d1889-1971.
So is the ‘A’ in the title proper non-filing or not?
I’m think its ok since its a poetic title and the ‘a’ in “a-wishing” isn’t being used as an article.
AACR2 no help.
Any grammarian help out there?
A-las, cataloger’s judgement.