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Genre and Physical Characteristics Terms
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Baccalaureate addresses / [year delivered].
Used for commencement or valedictory addresses presented before the graduating class.
Although "baccalaureate" refers to the bachelor's degree, the term is applied broadly to all commencement addresses. In the AAS catalog it is used for addresses at high school graduations, and at undergraduate, medical school, and seminary commencements. Used for addresses given by principals, college presidents, faculty, members of the graduating class, or guest speakers.

Baccalaureate sermons / [year delivered].
Used for farewell sermons addressed to graduating classes.

Ballads.

Bankbooks.

Bevelled edge boards (Binding).
Introduced in the late 1850s; a fad after the Civil War.
Broader terms:
    Publishers' cloth bindings
    Half-cloth bindings
    Quarter bindings
    Half bindings
    Three-quarter bindings
    Leather bindings

Bibliographies.

Binders' bills (Binding).

Binders' copies (Provenance).

Binders' instructions (Binding).

Binders' stamps (Binding).
Broader term:
    Stamps (Provenance).

Binders' tickets (Binding).
Broader term:
    Labels (Provenance).
Related term:
    Signed bindings (Binding).

Binding errors (Binding).
Related term:
    Folding errors (Binding).
    Imposition errors (Printing).

Biographical fiction.
Used for fictionalized accounts of real persons. Not used for accounts of fictitious persons.

Biographies.

Black stamped cloth (Binding).
Introduced in the 1870s.
Broader terms:
    Publishers' cloth bindings
    Half-cloth bindings.

Blank books.

Blank forms.

Blind stamped cloth (Binding).
Related term:
    Gold stamped cloth (Binding).
Narrower terms:
    Centerpieces (Designs) (Binding).
    Vignette stamps (Binding).
Broader terms:
    Publishers' cloth bindings
    Half-cloth bindings.

Blind stamped leather (Binding).
Related term:
    Gold stamped leather (Binding).
Broader terms:
    Leather bindings
    Quarter bindings
    Half bindings
    Three-quarter bindings.

Blind stamps (Provenance).

Blind tooled cloth (Binding).
This will occur very rarely, if at all. The stamping press came into use nearly simultaneously with the advent of publishers' cloth bindings.
Related term:
    Gold tooled cloth (Binding).

Blind tooled leather (Binding).
Related term:
    Gold tooled leather (Binding).
Broader terms:
    Leather bindings
    Quarter bindings
    Half bindings
    Three-quarter bindings.

Boards (Binding).
Narrower terms:
    Printed boards (Binding).
    Wooden boards (Binding).
Related terms:
    Printed stiffened paper bindings (Binding).
    Stiffened paper bindings (Binding).

Book designers' mock-ups (Publishing).

Book reviews.

Bookplates.
Broader term:
    Labels (Provenance).
Narrower term:
    Bookplates (Provenance)--Library rules.
    Donors' bookplates (Provenance).

Bookplates (Provenance) -- Library rules.
Broader term:
    Bookplates (Provenance).

Books for the visually impaired.

Books issued in fascicles (Publishing).
Used for a work known to have been issued in fascicles, if the fascicles have since been bound up in one or more volumes.

Books issued in fascicles (Publishing) -- Original fascicles.
Used for a work known to have been issued in fascicles, if any of the fascicles are present in the form in which they were originally issued.

Books printed as advertisements.

Booksellers' advertisements / [state] / [city].

Booksellers' catalogues / [state] / [city].

Booksellers' labels (Provenance).
Broader term:
    Labels (Provenance).

Booksellers' stamps (Provenance).
Broader term:
    Ink stamps (Provenance).

Bosses (Binding).

Boxed sets (Publishing).
Related term:
    Slip cases (Binding).

Broadsides.

Burlesques.
Used for "literary or dramatic work that makes a subject appear ridiculous by treating it in an incongruous way, as by presenting a lofty subject with vulgarity or an inconsequential one with mock dignity."

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Last updated December 2, 2002