Poirot-Delpech Collection
(approved December 11, 2012)

Scope |  Size |  Marking |  Classification |  Subjects


A collection of books formed by Bertrand Poirot-Delpech, author and journalist for Monde des Livres. Includes works by Bonnefoy, Guibert, Mauriac, Proust and others. Many titles are inscribed.


There are no size boundaries since this collection is going to LSF.

Marking and call tags/labels

The following guidelines are used when marking volumes for the Poirot-Delpech Collection.
  1. Mark on Yale bookplate when there is one, generally in the upper left corner.
  2. Mark on back cover, lower right hand corner, when there is no Yale bookplate unless cover is too dark.
  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.

Do not print call tags since the collection is going to LSF.


Poirot-Delpech Collection is classed as a name collection and uses a sequential number.
Monographs of all sizes ‡b beingen ‡h Poirot-Delpech ‡i 8
Serials all size ‡b beingen ‡h Poirot-Delpech ‡i S5

Special notes, subjects and tracings

Example of book with no physical evidence of ownership:

590     ‡a BEIN Poirot-Delpech 8: From the library of Bertrand Poirot-Delpech.
692 1 4 ‡a Poirot-Delpech, Bertrand ‡x Ownership.

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