Features

Bibliographical, decorative, organizational, or user-related features of a manuscript

Displaying 1–15 features out of 15 total

Feature Description Manuscripts
Author attributions

Frequency of attribution of poems to a named author (whether in title or as a separate by-line; whether or not that attribution is correct or verifiable). Attribution frequency is described as: regular (approx. 75% or more); frequent (approx. 50-75%); occasional (25% or more, but less than one-half), rare (some attributions, but fewer than 1/4 of the poems); never (no attributions). Pseudonymous attributions (e.g. "by a Lady") are not included, but initials are.

If possible, where author attributions normally appear (eg. in the title, at the end of the poem, etc.). 

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Binding

Material and style of binding;

If possible, whether the book was pre-bound (i.e. created from a blank paperbook) or post-bound after compilation; briefly provide evidence if possible

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Catchwords

Yes or no; if applicable, with what regularity. 

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Decorations - hand-drawn

Hand-drawn illustrations or devices such as birds, flowers, calligraphic lettering.

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Decorations - printed

Printed engravings or illustrations inserted into book.

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Hands

Number of principal compiler hands, with additional information about possible later hands or occasional entries by other hands.

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Indications of use

Any indications of how this book was used, or intended to be used, after its creation including marginal/ editorial comments, organization of riddles and solutions to facilitate their use, bookmarks, stains suggesting spills onto pages, later insertions of notes or letters.

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Item formatting

Standardized presentation of title;

Presence of a standard mark for ends of items;

Line numbers, if applicable.

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Organization

Links to other volumes by way of title or volume numbers etc.;

Prefatory and concluding devices;

Features such as filling recto side of leaf only; ambigraph filling;

Items organized by theme or author.

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Original poetry

Poetry written by the compiler or by members of their literary circle; not found in print prior to the date of compilation.

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Ownership mark

Indications of original compiler(s) or later owners. For example: signature on inside cover, bookplate.

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Page layout

Margin rules;

Header and footer rules;

Use of white space (eg. crowded pages);

Pagination (by the compiler, not future cataloguers). 

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Printed items

Insertions or paste-ins of printed items.

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Table of Contents

Organized list of some or all of the book's contents; often titled "Index" but generally in order of appearance in the book.

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Title page

A separate page for the book's title.

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