The HOLLIS record for book in my hand gives a publication date I don't see on the book. Why?
A note in the HOLLIS record indicates "the second half of Bd. 3 published by Akademie-Verlag, Berlin in 1952". When we look at the 3rd volume, we see a second part that lacks a title page.
Although this copy lacks a title page, the catalog record leads me to think the cataloger was handling a copy with publication information. If the cataloger were guessing the date based on an outside source, the date would be in brackets. Since the date lacks brackets, my hunch is the copy in your hands is incomplete. Perhaps the cover was removed for binding. The only way to know for certain would be to examine other copies. Fortunately, Harvard owns several copies of this title.
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