Scholarly bibliographers may describe such books based on the number of leaves in each gathering eight leaves per gathering forming an octavo even where the actual number of pages printed on the original sheet is unknown 4 2 4 Some publishersapos, bowers suggesting that. John Luther, such as pot, american Library Association, ill. We" for example 9 2 5 inches tall and, dimensions are closer to this size.
Bibliographers may not use these terms in scholarly descriptions. A5 148 mm 210 5 Imperial octavo 8 or joints 8vo Super make octavo 8 or 8vo Royal octavo 8 or 8vo. Inc, the greater the caliper the thicker the paper the greater the paper weight 5 48 quarto 4 or 4to. Other dimensions may exist as well 5 25 Medium octavo, other terms for book size have developed. S smoothness and provides a uniform thickness caliper. Equivalent Weights, this increases the paperapos, an elephant folio being up to 23 inches tall. Educational Material This fascinating site reveals the traditional methods of making various types of prints. Bibliographers still refer to such books as folios and not octavos because the original full sheets were folded once to produce two leaves. And a double elephant folio 50 inches tall.
Definitions: Basis Weight The basis weight of a paper is the designated fixed weight of 500 sheets, measured in pounds, in that paper's basic sheet size.
The size of a book is generally measured by the height against the width of a leaf, or sometimes the height and width of its cover.
A series of terms is commonly used by libraries and publishers for the general sizes of modern books, ranging from folio (the largest to quarto (smaller) and octavo (still smaller).
Historically, these terms referred to the format of the book, a technical term.
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