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Genre and Physical Characteristics Terms
Used in the Online Catalog

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Calendars / [year].

Calligraphy (Provenance).

Campaign biographies.

Campaign songs / [year of publ.].

Cancel gatherings (Printing).

Cancel leaves (Printing).

Cancel slips (Printing).
Broader term:
    Cancellation.

Cancellation (Printing).
Narrower term:
    Cancel slips.

Cancelled gatherings (Printing).

Cancelled leaves (Printing).

Captivity narratives.

Caricatures.
Used for visual works which portray in a critical or facetious way a real individual or group, or a figure representing a social, political, ethnic, or racial type. The effect is usually achieved through distortion or exaggeration of some characteristic or characteristics.

Carriers' addresses / [year for which written].

Cartoons.

Catechisms.
Used for religious works only.

Centerpieces (Designs) (Binding).
Used for purely decorative designs in the center of covers. Related term:
    Vignette stamps (Binding).
Narrower term:
    Publishers' devices (Binding).

Century sermons / [year delivered].

Chapbooks / [year of publication].
Used for small, inexpensively printed books or pamphlets sold by travelling peddlers beginning in the 17th century. For 18th century materials, this term was used occasionally only, and was not subdivided by date.

For Children's literature use Juvenile literature

Children's sermons / [year delivered].
Used for sermons addressed to children.
Christmas sermons / [year delivered].

Chromolithographs.
Lithographs of the mid- to late-1800s printed in colors; often made to look like an oil painting or watercolor; sometimes heavy with varnish and embossed with striations.
Broader term:
    Lithographs

Clasps (Binding).

Cloth bindings (Binding).
Not for publishers' cloth; primarily for 16th-17th century bindings covered in cloth.
Related terms:
    Cloth wrappers (Binding).
    Publishers' cloth bindings (Binding).

Cloth printings (Printing).

Cloth wrappers (Binding).
Related term:
    Cloth bindings (Binding).
Coated papers (Paper).
Paper on which a surface pigment has been applied, to one or both sides, after the papermaking process. Used when text and/or illustrations are printed on such paper; do not use for coated paper wrappers or endpapers.

College catalogues.

Color printed cloth (Binding).
Narrower terms:
    Marbled cloth (Binding).
    Striped cloth (Binding).

Color printing (Printing).

Color printing (Printing) -- Plates.

Colored paper printings (Printing).

Coloring books / [year of publ.].

Comic books / [year of publ.].

Commencement programs.

Commonplace books.
Use for personal notebooks in which the owner has copied passages of interest or written his or her own compositions; use also for printed versions of such works.

Compositor's copy (Printing).

Concert programs.

Congressional addresses / [year delivered].

Convicts' addresses.
Use for confessions, last words, and the like, whether delivered to the public, or to an individual for publication.

Cookbooks.

County histories.

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