Genre and Other Terms used in our Catalogs

The following lists provide examples of genre and other terms applied to Library Company catalog records for books, broadsides, and periodicals. Please keep in mind that the lists are not comprehensive and are subject to change. Also, terms have not been applied exhaustively throughout the collection. These terms can be searched in WolfPAC using Form/Genre or All Fields as the Field to Search. These terms may also be used in the “Search the Library” field in the Search All Collections option and in the Digital Catalog.

GENRE TERMS

Addresses

Advertisements

Albums

Almanacs

Alphabet books

Anti-abolition literature

Anti-abolition prints

Anti-Catholic literature

Anti-slave trade literature

Antislavery literature

Atlases (Geographic)

Auction catalogs

Autobiographies

Baccalaureate addresses

Bible stories

Bills

Biographies

Blank forms

Books for the visually impaired

Books in parts (Publishing)

Books printed as advertisements

Booksellers’ advertisements

Booksellers’ catalogs

Broadside poems

Broadsides Campaign

biographies Campaign literature

Campaign songs

Campaign speeches

Captivity narratives

Caricatures Carriers’

addresses Catechisms

Censuses Certificates

Chapbooks

Charters College catalogs

Confessions

Congressional addresses

Constitutions

Cookbooks

Daguerreotypes

Dedication sermons

Devotional literature

Dialogues Diaries

Dictionaries

Dime novels Directories

Drawing books

Emblem books

Encyclopedias Eulogies

Execution sermons

Exhibition catalogs Fables

Fairy tales Fantasy

literature

Fast day sermons

Fiction Folk tales

Fourth of July addresses

Fourth of July sermons

Funeral addresses

Funeral sermons

Games Gazetteers Gift books

Grammars

Guidebooks Hymns

Imaginary voyages Installation sermons Itineraries

Jesuit relations

Juvenile literature Laws

Legal works

Legislative addresses

Letters

Library catalogs Libretti

Lithographs

Liturgical books Maps

Medical formularies

Memoirs Memorials

(Commemorative) Memorials (Legal)

Menus

Military manuals

Military registers

Minstrel shows

Minstrel songs

Narratives

National songs

Offprints

Operas

Parodies Petitions

Pharmacopoeias

Playbills Plays Poems

Poetry of places

Prayer books

Prayers

Price lists

Primers (Instructional books)

Printers’ advertisements

Programs Promptbooks

Prospectuses

Publishers’ advertisements

Publishers’ catalogs

Questions and answers

Readers Rebuses

Regimental histories

Sample books Satires

School catalogs

Scores Sermons

Slave narratives

Songsters Spellers

Spirit communications

Subscription editions (Publishing)

Textbooks

Thanksgiving day addresses

Thanksgiving sermons

Tracts

Trade catalogs

Travel literature

Treaties

Trials

Type specimens

Volvelles

Yearbook

OTHER TERMS

Author’s presentation copies

Aquatints

Bevelled edge boards

Binders’ instructions

Binders’ tickets

Blind stamps

Blind tooled bindings

Bookplates

Books in parts (Publishing)

Booksellers’ labels

Chromolithographs

Colored plates

Color printing (Printing)

Decorated papers

Deerskin bindings

Divided books (Binding)

Dummies (Publishing)

Dust jackets

Embossed bindings

Embossed cloth bindings

Embroidered bindings

False imprints (Publishing)

Fine bindings (Binding)

Fine paper printings (Publishing)

Flap bindings Fore-edge paintings

Galley proofs (Printing)

Gold blocked bindings

Hand-colored plates

Illuminated books

Ink stamps Inlays

Insertions

Jeweled bindings

Lacquered bindings

Leather bindings

Leatherette

Limp bindings

Lithographs

Marbled calf bindings

Metal clasps Mezzotints

Morocco bindings

Mother-of-pearl bindings (Binding)

Needlepoint bindings

Onlays Papier m â chébindings

Paste papers

Photographs

Pictorial bindings

Pictorial cloth bindings

Pigskin bindings

Pre-ornamented cloth bindings

Presentation bindings

Printed boards

Printed cloth bindings (Binding)

Printed waste

Printed wrappers

Privately published books (Publishing)

Prize bindings Prize books

Proofs (Printing)

Publishers’ cloth bindings

Publishers’ paper bindings

Raised panel bindings (Binding)

Relief prints

Ribbon-embossed cloth bindings

Russia leather bindings

Signed bindings

Silk bindings (Binding)

Stamps

Striped cloth bindings (Binding)

Subscription editions (Publishing)

Subscription lists (Publishing)

Tree calf bindings

Tree calf bindings (imitation) (Binding)

Wall-paper bindings (Binding)

Watercolor drawings

Withdrawn copies