Having four leaves to the sheet; of the form or size of a quarto.
Originally, a book of the size of the fourth of sheet of printing paper; a size leaves; in present usage, a book of a square or nearly square form, and usually of large size.
Refers to the size of the book, usually 9 x 12 inches. Quarto is also referred to as 4to.
(1) Sheet folded twice, making pages one-fourth the size of the original sheet. A quarto makes an 8-page signature. (2) Book made from quarto sheets, traditionally measuring about 9' x 12'.
A sheet of paper about 9 x 12 inches. The size (and thus the term) results when a full sheet of about 18 x 24 inches is folded in fourths. Abbreviated 4to.
A book of approximately twelve inches in height. The traditional terms for book sizes (folio, quarto, etc.) were based on the page size. In turn, this depended on the number of times a standard-sized printed sheet was folded. When four leaves were printed on the same size sheet and later folded twice, the resulting book was termed a "quarto" (four leaves). Those early terms do not relate to the sheet size used today for printing. Instead, some booksellers provide book heights in centimeters or inches. See also BOOK FORMAT IMPOSITION LEAF
A page size, typically about A4, and obtained by folding a sheet once in each direction.
A piece of paper folded in half then half again, making quarters or 8 pages.
or 4to--The page size obtained by folding a whole sheet into four leaves (or eight pages), and refers to a book composed of pages in this size or folded in this way. Compare other Book Sizes
A book or manuscript of the second largest standard size, usually measuring 32 cm (12 1/2 inches) in height, and 24 cm (9 1/2 inches) in width, which is composed of sheets of paper folded into four leaves. The plural form is quartos.
The page size resulting from folding a whole sheet into four leaves or a book made up of pages of this size.
Describes the format of a book. In a quarto sheets are folded twice producing 4 leaves or 8 pages. Often shortened to "4to".
the size of a book whose pages are made by folding a sheet of paper twice to form four leaves
a small book, about the same size as the current paperback edition of AMND , bound at the back with string or some such material
A piece of paper folded in half twice, i.e., half as large as a folio. Usually 8 x 12 inches. Abbreviated 4 to.
An oversized book, being over 11.5" (29 cm.) in height or width.
Description of the size of a book: about 12 inches high (4mo).
A piece of paper folded in half twice. A greeting card.
a book that is approximately 10 to 13 inches tall.
or simply 4to: a book of distinctly squarish shape made from printed sheets folded into quarters (giving eight pages). Also used in a general way of books about the size and shape of a standard telephone directory.
In printed books, a standard piece of paper (a foolscap, 17" by 13.5," but sizes varied), folded in quarters. The term also describes a volume made up of quarto sheets. Thus, a quarto volume has four leaves (eight pages front-and-back) per gathering. Sometimes, the term applies to books of a certain size regardless of the number of pages per gathering. Outer Forme of Quarto Sheet (To be folded along dotted lines and cut along the top) Inner Forme of Same Quarto Sheet
Book size when the printed sheets are folded twice, giving a four-leaf quire and pages one-quarter the size of the sheet.
A quarto book is bound from sheets of paper folded in half twice. A map from such a book is sometimes said to be quarto-sized. Typically the vertical paper dimension of such a map is about 9 to 11 inches (23 to 28 cm.). Abbreviated 4to.
A sheet of paper folded twice to make four leaves.
Large book. Usually shelved either on the bottom shelves or at the end of a given sequence with a '' prefix to the call number. See also : folio.
The smaller of two categories of oversized books housed in special shelving to accommodate their size.
a book too large to be put on regular shelves (over 31 cm. tall). Check the call number to determine which floor it is shelved on. Each floor has Quarto (oversized) shelving on the outer shelves of the floor.
The book format made up of sheets folded twice to produce four leaves per sheet.
Books significantly larger than normal are termed quartos. They are treated separately from the main sequence of books only because their large size means that it is more economical to shelve them together.
A mid-sized newspaper, about 9" x 12". Most earlier eight page newspapers are in quarto format, which is simply a folio sheet folded twice instead of once, to make eight rather than four pages. Large quarto is the size of the popular nineteenth century illustrated weeklies and more recent "tabloid" newspapers, and measures about 12" x 17."
A book between octavo and folio in size; approximately 11 to 13 inches tall. To make a quarto, a sheet of paper is folded twice, forming four leaves (eight pages).