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citing a translation long after the original print

When citing a translated book that was translated long after the original, is there no need to cite the date of the original publishing, the original publisher, or name of the book in the native language??

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That's correct.  You can

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Librarian Janet, 7 years ago

That's correct.  You can mention the original title in the text if you want.  Not required for referencing.  All you need are the details of the actual translated book you used.

see Translation or Adaptation from an original

In text

(Marquez 1998), (O'Brien 2008)

Reference list

Marquez, G.G. 1998, One hundred years of solitude, trans. G. Rabassa, Perennial Classics, New York

O’Brien P.G. 2008, ‘Health history and physical examination’, in D. Brown, H. Edwards & S.M Lewis (eds), Lewis's medical-surgical nursing : assessment and management of clinical problems, 2nd edn, adapted by J. Thompson, Elsevier, Marrickville, NSW, pp. 36-62.

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