Stainforth's Shelfmarks

Nearly all of the entries in Stainforth's library catalog have a corresponding alphanumeric code that we believe to be a shelfmark. The organizational logic of Stainforth's system, however, is largely a mystery. Click on a letter to view all of the titles in Stainforth's catalog listed under that shelfmark letter, from A1 through Z10. The table shows the distribution of editions by shelfmark throughout his physical library. We invite you to contact us with any theories related to why Stainforth decided to organize his collection as he did.

Number of Titles per Shelfmark