European Tracts

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The European Tracts collection contains pamphlets published on the continent of Europe as well as pamphlets about Europe published elsewhere. Do not class here pamphlets that are purely literary. Tracts are generally works of 100 pages or less, bound or unbound; however, the limitation of 100 pages is not rigid. Pamphlets elsewhere will not be reclassed unless handled for other reasons. The general cataloging policies for monographs are followed.


The size boundaries are:

up to 26 cm. high
up to 21 cm. wide
between 26 and 38 cm. high
between 21 and 25 cm. wide
Larger tracts are classed either in the Year/Number collection or in broadsides.


The following guidelines are used when marking volumes for European Tracts.

  1. Mark on Yale bookplate when there is one, generally in the upper left corner.
  2. Mark on front cover, lower left hand corner, if in preservation wrappers.
  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.
  5. Mark the call number horizontally in the upper right corner of the folder.

NOTE: Do not mark call number on original wrappers.



Pyffer, Franz Xaver. Billichste Fursong fur die Arme, 1731.

Pamphlet published in or about Europe
G2 Work relating to Germany 
1731 Full imprint date
P489 Cutter number based on main entry

Fourcroy, Antoine-Francois de, comte. Notice sur la vie et les travaux de Lavoisier ... , l'an quatrieme [i.e. 1796]

Pamphlet published in or about Europe
F6 Work relating to France
1796 Full imprint date determined by cataloger
F826 Cutter number based on main entry


Table of European Countries in One Alphabet
(May add to if necessary)
Austria-Hungary A9
Belgium N3
Bulgaria T6
Czechoslovak Republic A96
Denmark S2
Europe A15
Finland F8
France F6
Germany G2
Great Britain Class in British Tracts. If Mormon related material for WA use G5
Greece  G9
Holland  See Netherlands
Hungry  A97
Italy I8
Luxemburg N5
Montenegro T7
Netherlands (Holland) N4
Norway S3
Poland R9
Portugal P8
Rumania T8
Russia R7
Scandanavia  S1
Serbia T9
Spain  S8
Sweden  S4
Switzerland S9
Yugoslavia T63

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