MINIATURE BOOKS
(Approved for use March 14, 2001)

Scope |  Size |  Marking |  Classification |  Physical description |  Subjects

Scope
The Miniature Book Collection consists of books that are up to 10 cm. in height and width. Titles are classed here regardless of collection or whether or not they are sent to cataloging in Gaylords. The general cataloging policies for monographs are followed. All miniature books class here, unless alternative instructions regarding classing are provided to the cataloger.

Size
The size boundaries are:
            Up to 10 cm. in height and width.
 

Marking
The following guidelines are used when marking volumes.

  1. Mark on Yale bookplate when there is one, generally in the upper left corner.
  2. Mark on front cover, lower left hand corner, if in preservation wrappers.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Classification

Examples

Daily food for Christians ... New York, American Tract Society, [183-?]

Zm Measures smaller than 10 cm. in height and width
D141 Cutter number based on main entry
 Daily food for Christians ... Boston, J. Buffum, [183-?]

Zm Measures smaller than 10 cm. in height and width
D1415 Cutter adjusted for different edition
London Almanack ... London.

Zm Measures smaller than 10 cm. in height and width
Z71 Fits in alphabetical scheme for miniature serials.

Physical description
Give dimensions in millimeters.

Subjects.

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