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Genre and Physical Characteristics Terms
Used in the Online Catalog

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Academic dissertations.

Academic exercises -- [state] -- [city].

Accordion fold format (Binding).

Acrostics.

Addresses at monument dedications -- [year delivered].

Addresses to academic societies -- [year delivered].
Used for addresses delivered before named societies at schools, colleges, and universities, whenever they are convened, including during the time of the school's commencement exercises. Make an added entry for the academic society.

Addresses to agricultural societies -- [year delivered].

Addresses to alumni associations -- [year delivered].
Used for addresses delivered before named alumni groups whenever they are convened, including during the time of the school's commencement exercises.

Addresses to antislavery societies -- [year delivered].

Addresses to colonization societies -- [year delivered].

Addresses to lyceums -- [year delivered].

Addresses to medical societies -- [year delivered].

Addresses to temperance societies -- [year delivered].

Adhesive bindings (Binding).

Advertisements -- [a Library of Congress subject term].

Albums.

Allegories.

Almanacs -- [state published] -- [year for which written].
Examples:
  • Almanacs -- Massachusetts -- 1783.
  • Almanacs -- New York (State) -- 1823.

Alphabet books -- [year of publication]

Alphabet rhymes -- [year of publication]

Amateur books (Publishing).
Related terms:
    Amateur newspapers (Publishing).
    Amateur periodicals (Publishing).

Amateur newspapers (Publishing).
Related terms:
  • Amateur books (Publishing).
  • Amateur periodicals (Publishing).

Amateur periodicals (Publishing).
Related terms:
  • Amateur books (Publishing).
  • Amateur newspapers (Publishing).

Anagrams.

Aniline dyed cloth (Binding).
Used for the brightly colored cloths produced by synthetic aniline dyes, 1859-1864.

Anniversary sermons -- [year delivered].

Annotations (Provenance).
Used for remarks, notes, highlighting, or commentary (generally in manuscript) on the text or on the history or provenance of the material.

Anthologies.
Used for a collection of poems and/or other literary pieces of varied authorship. Use also, as appropriate, other genre terms (Poems, Plays, Short stories, etc.)

Anti-Catholic literature.

Anti-clerical literature.

Anti-immigrant literature.

Anti-Masonic literature.

Anti-Semitic literature.

Aquatints.

Archival drawings.

Archival proofs.

Armorial bindings (Binding).
Bindings with a coat of arms, or any part of a coat of arms, e.g., a crest.

Artillery election sermons -- [year delivered].

Atlases (Geographic) -- [Geographic area (if appropriate)] / [year of publication].
Examples:
    Atlases (Geographic) -- 1799.
    Atlases (Geographic) -- Canada -- 1842.

Auction catalogues -- [LCSH term].

Authors' annotations (Provenance).
Broader term:
    Annotations (Provenance).
Related term:
    Authors' copies (Provenance).

Authors' autographs (Provenance).
Related terms:
    Authors' copies (Provenance).

Authors' copies (Provenance).
Used for copies of an author's work known or thought to have been part of that author's personal library or used by that author, not simply presented or inscribed by the author.
Related terms:
    Authors' annotations (Provenance).
    Authors' autographs (Provenance).
    Authors' inscriptions (Provenance).
    Authors' presentation copies (Provenance).
    Authors' presentation inscriptions (Provenance).

Authors' inscriptions (Provenance).
Related terms:
    Authors' copies (Provenance).
Narrower term: Authors' presentation inscriptions (Provenance).

Authors' presentation copies (Provenance).
Broader term:
    Presentation copies (Provenance).
Related term:
    Authors' copies (Provenance).
Narrower term:
    Authors' presentation inscriptions (Provenance).

Authors' presentation inscriptions (Provenance).
Broader terms:
    Authors' inscriptions (Provenance).
    Presentation inscriptions (Provenance).
    Authors' presentation copies (Provenance).

Autobiographical fiction.

Autobiographies.

Autograph albums.

Available before imprint date (Publishing).
Used for books known to have been available to the public before the publication date as found on the title page.

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