Paulhan Collection

Scope |  Size |  Marking |  Classification |  Subjects

Jean Paulhan, born 1884 and died 1968, was a French writer, literary critic and publisher, director of the literary magazine Nouvelle Revue Française (NRF). The Paulhan Collection consists of approximately 1000 monographs from Jean Paulhan’s library. This material is chiefly 20th century French and other European imprints, many are inscribed by the author to Jean Paulhan.


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 the Paulhan 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 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.


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

Special notes, subjects and tracings

Example of book with no physical evidence of ownership:

590     ‡a BEIN Paulhan 8: From the library of Jean Paulhan.
692 1 4 ‡a Paulhan, Jean, ‡d1884-1968 ‡x Ownership

Example of book with physical evidence of ownership:

590     ‡a BEIN Paulhan 4: From the library of Jean Paulhan. Presentation inscription to Jean Paulhan from
692 1 4 ‡a Paulhan, Jean, ‡d1884-1968 ‡x Presentation inscription from

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