Monteverdi Collection

Scope |  Size |  Marking |  Classification |  Subjects

Scope

The Albi Rosenthal collection of Monteverdi and the birth of opera consists of 84 items collected by Albi Rosenthal and covering both Monteverdi himself and the birth of opera. Albi Rosenthal was a book dealer and musician and this collection reflects both his passions. Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) was an Italian composer whose work, often regarded as revolutionary, marked the transition from the Renaissance style of music to that of the Baroque period. Most importantly to this collection he was one of the first great composers of opera.

Size

The size boundaries are:
Octavo:
up to 25 cm. high
up to 23 cm. wide
Quarto:
between 26 and 37 cm. high
over 23 and up to 31 cm. wide
Folios:
over 37 cm. high
over 31 cm. wide

Marking

The following guidelines are used when marking volumes for the Monteverdi Collection.
  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 there is no Yale bookplate. 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.

Classification

Monteverdi is classed as a name collection and uses a sequential number.
Octavo ‡b beinosb ‡h Monteverdi ‡i 8
Quarto ‡b beinosb ‡h Monteverdi ‡i +3
Folio ‡b beinosb ‡h Monteverdi ‡i Folio 2

Special notes, subjects and tracings

Example of book with no physical evidence of ownership:

590     ‡a BEIN Monteverdi 4: From the Albi Rosenthal Collection of Monteverdi and the birth of opera.
692 1 4 ‡a Rosenthal, Albi, ‡d1914-2004 ‡x Ownership

Example of book with physical evidence of ownership:

590     ‡a BEIN Monteverdi 4: From the Albi Rosenthal Collection of Monteverdi and the birth of opera. Bookplate: Albi Rosenthal.
692 1 4 ‡a Rosenthal, Albi, ‡d1914-2004 ‡x Bookplate.

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