Beinecke Cataloging Manual - Italian Festivals

Scope |  Size |  Marking |  Classification |  Subjects

The Italian Festivals Collection was acquired over a four year period. It consists of 247 titles dating from 1541 to 1862. The general cataloging policies for pre-1800 monographs are followed. This is a closed collection; however, policies for notes and access points are followed for other festival books.


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 Italian Festivals.
  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.


Italian Festivals are classed as a name collection with sequential numbering. The festival books are arranged by city of publishing, and then by date.
Octavo ‡b beingen ‡h Italian Festivals ‡i 8
Quarto ‡b beingen ‡h Italian Festivals ‡i +3
Folio ‡b beingen ‡h Italian Festivals ‡i Folio 2

Provide a summary note describing the festival (e.g. Festival in Ferrara for the occasion of the marriage of Francis Stephen, Duke of Lorraine, and Maria Theresa, Archduchess of Austria, held in the presence of Count Ludwig Khevenh├╝ller)

Cite the following whenever appropriate:

Adams, Herbert Mayow.
Catalogue of books printed on the continent of Europe, 1501-1600, in Cambridge libraries.
London: Cambridge University Press, 1967. 2 vols.

CITE AS: Adams

Harvard College Library. Dept. of Printing and Graphic Arts.
Catalogue of books and manuscripts. Compiled by Ruth Mortimer under the supervision of Philip Hofer and
William A. Jackson. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1964-74,
pt. 2. Italian 16th century books (2 v.).

CITE AS: Mortimer, R.  Italian 16th cent.

Watanabe-O'Kelly, Helen.
Festivals and ceremonies: a bibliography of works relating to court, civic and religious festivals in Europe 1500-1800
Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly and Anne Simon. London: Mansell, 2000.

CITE AS: Watanabe-O'Kelly & Simon.  Festivals and ceremonies


510 4   ‡a Watanabe-O'Kelly & Simon.  Festivals and ceremonies, ‡c 718

Subject, genre, and added tracings

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