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.).
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
Yes or no; if applicable, with what regularity.
|Decorations - hand-drawn||
Hand-drawn illustrations or devices such as birds, flowers, calligraphic lettering.
|Decorations - printed||
Printed engravings or illustrations inserted into book.
Number of principal compiler hands, with additional information about possible later hands or occasional entries by other hands.
|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.
Standardized presentation of title;
Presence of a standard mark for ends of items;
Line numbers, if applicable.
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.
Poetry written by the compiler or by members of their literary circle; not found in print prior to the date of compilation.
Indications of original compiler(s) or later owners. For example: signature on inside cover, bookplate.
Header and footer rules;
Use of white space (eg. crowded pages);
Pagination (by the compiler, not future cataloguers).
Insertions or paste-ins of printed items.
|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.
A separate page for the book's title.