(Approved for use February 25, 2002)

Scope |  | Size |  Marking |  Classification |  Subjects

The Baskin collection consists of publishers' bindings collected by Leonard and Lisa Baskin. The primary focus of the collection is American publishers' bindings from the last half of the nineteenth century and the first two decades of the twentieth century. Additions to the collection may be made either through gift or purchase, but all additions must have come from Leonard and Lisa Baskin. The general cataloging policies for monographs are followed.

The size boundaries are:

up to 25 cm. high
up to 23 cm. wide
between 26 and 37 cm. high
over 23 and up to 31 cm. wide
over 37 cm. high
over 31 cm. wide

The following guidelines are used when marking volumes for Baskin.

  1. Mark on Yale bookplate when there is one, generally in the upper left corner.
  2. Mark on verso of last page, lower right hand corner, when 1 or 2 don't apply. The lower left hand corner is the alternate location when the lower right hand corner is unusable.
  3. If the last page is unmarkable (e.g. too dark or shiny or filled with text or illustrations), mark the verso of the first usable page from the end.
NOTE: Do not mark call number on original wrappers.


Subject, genre, and added tracings

Example of book with no physical evidence of ownership:

590     ‡a BEIN Baskin 4: From the library of Leonard and Lisa Baskin.
692 1 4 ‡a Baskin, Leonard, ‡d1922- ‡x Ownership
692 1 4 ‡a Baskin, Lisa Unger ‡x Ownership

Example of book with physical evidence of ownership:

590     ‡a BEIN Baskin 5: Bookplate of Leonard and Lisa Baskin.
692 1 4 ‡a Baskin, Leonard, ‡d1922- ‡x Bookplate
692 1 4 ‡a Baskin, Lisa Unger ‡x Bookplate

 Binding related tracings and notes.


500     ‡a Binding designed by Sarah Wyman Whitman.
655   7 ‡a Binders (Binding) ‡x Sarah Whitman ‡2local
700 1   ‡a Whitman, Sarah, ‡e binding designer

500     ‡a Binding, signed MA, designed by Margaret Armstrong.
655   7 ‡a Pictorial cloth bindings (Binding) ‡zUnited States ‡y1898. ‡2rbbin
655   7 ‡aBinders (Binding) ‡xMargaret Armstrong. ‡2local
700 1   ‡a Armstrong, Margaret, ‡d 1867-1944, ‡e binding designer.

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