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Genre and Physical Characteristics Terms
Used in the Online Catalog

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Sample books.
"Albums or other volumes with ... paint chips, swatches of cloth, or stereograph views, or other samples."

Satires.
"A literary work in which human vice or folly is attacked through irony, derision, or wit."
Scherenschnitte.
Used for hand-cut paper decoration resembling lace.

School catalogues.

Science fiction.
This is a narrower term under the term "Fantasy literature." Use when speculative scientific discoveries or developments, environmental changes, space travel, or life on other planets forms part of the plot or background.

Scrapbooks.

Sermons -- [year delivered].

Sermons -- Collections.
Used for collections of more than three sermons, by one or more authors. If all of the sermons were delivered in the same year, use also:

Sermons -- [year delivered].

Sermons to academic societies -- [year delivered].

Sermons to agricultural societies -- [year delivered].

Sermons to antislavery societies -- [year delivered].

Sermons to colonization societies -- [year delivered].

Sermons to temperance societies -- [year delivered].

Shaped books (Printing).
Used for books of other than a conventional rectangular shape, e.g., circular, triangular, irregularly polygonal books.
Short stories.
Signed bindings (Binding).
Related term:
    Binders' tickets (Binding).
Silver stamped cloth (Binding).
Early attempts (from 1851) always tarnished; from the 1880s palladium, platinum and aluminum were used in lieu of silver.
Broader terms:
    Publishers' cloth bindings
    Half-cloth bindings.

Slave narratives.

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

Songsters.

Souvenirs (Keepsakes).
Used for broadsides, pamphlets or books issued to commemorate persons or events, intended to be kept by the recipient as a lasting memento.
Special materials printings (Printing).
Used for printings or issues of a work that are made, generally in relatively small numbers of copies, of distinctive materials.

Spellers.

Spirit communications.

Sprinkled edges (Binding).
Broader term:
  • Stained edges (Binding).
Stained edges (Binding).
Narrower terms:
  • Marbled edges (Binding).
  • Sprinkled edges (Binding).
Stained leather (Binding).
The narrower terms Stained calf, "Marbled calf," "Mottled calf," and "Sprinkled leather" are not used in field 755 at AAS. The terms may be used as appropriate in the note describing the binding; in field 755 use the broader term "Stained leather (Binding)."
Broader terms:
  • Leather bindings
  • Quarter bindings
  • Half bindings
  • Three-quarter bindings.

State histories.

State of the Union addresses -- [date delivered].

Stationers' embossed stamps.
Used for instances of embossed stamps (sometimes found on circulars and other [4] p. items) which do not appear to indicate ownership of the copy in hand. "Papermakers' embossed stamps" used when the individual or firm named can be identified as a papermaker.
Related term:
  • Papermakers' embossed stamps.

Stencils (Provenance).

Stereographs.
Two nearly identical photographs, photomechanical prints, or other graphics paired to produce the illusion of a single three-dimensional image. The effect is usually viewed with the aid of a stereoscope.
Stiffened paper bindings (Binding).
Related terms:
  • Paper bindings (Binding).
  • Wrappers (Binding).
Narrower term:
  • Printed stiffened paper bindings (Binding).
Striped cloth (Binding).
Broader term:
  • Color printed cloth (Binding).
Related term:
  • Marbled cloth (Binding).
Subscribers' lists.

Subscription editions (Publishing).

Syllabi.

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Last updated December 2, 2002