A term added to a call number to indicate a book too tall for the regular shelves which is shelved in a special location for larger books. Watch for it in the location area of the catalog record and use the second line in the Call number Locator
A sheet of writing material, one half of a bifolium. The front and back of a folio are referred to as the recto and verso, respectively. The numbering of leaves, as opposed to pages, is termed foliation and is commonly found in manuscripts. "Folio" and "folios" (or "folia") are often abbreviated as f. and ff.
The leaf of a manuscript or codex; usually numbered only on the front side and referred to by its two faces, recto (front) and verso (back). In a manuscript it is customary to count leaves or folios and not pages. May also refer to a large-format book.
Folio is the public, online system that provides a uniform searching interface for a collection of special PUL databases. Databases searchable in Folio, include news reports from Chile, CRL (Center for Research Libraries catalog), EAI (Expanded Academic Index), Early American Imprints, GPO (monthly catalog of U.S. Government publications), LASP (Latin America, Spain and Portugal Serials List), MASC (PU manuscripts, archives, and special collections), and NNI (National Newspaper Index).
A folio is a large-sized book. Folios are shelved in a separate sequence after the main number sequence. Their call number includes the letter 'f' after the location code and before the actual call number, for example, 'UniM ECO f 338.9598 HOBO'.
In printed books, a standard piece of paper (a foolscap, 17" by 13.5," but sizes varied), folded in half. The term also describes a volume made up of folio sheets. Thus, a folio volume has two leaves (four 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 Folio Sheet (To be folded along dotted line) Inner Forme of Same Folio Sheet
A folio book is bound from sheets of paper folded one time. A map from such a book is sometimes said to be folio-sized. Typically, the vertical paper dimension of a folio map is greater than about II inches (24 cm.). Large folio maps would be about 17 to 22 inches (45 to 55 cm.), and imperial folio greater than about 22 inches (55 cm.)
A page number. A folio counted but not printed (as in the title page) is a blind folio. ont. A complete assortment of a given size of type, including capitals and lowercase, small caps, punctuation marks, accents, and so on.
In typography, a page number, commonly placed outside the running head at the top of the page. Folios are also commonly set flush left on verso pages and flush right on recto pages. They can also be centered at the top of the page. A folio that appears at the bottom of a page is called a drop folio.
Large book, usually with a spine at least 30cm in length (e.g. most atlases, some music scores). Usually shelved separately from other stock on the same topic. The call number will always be preceded by an prefix.
Folios are books larger (actually, taller) than standard. They are usually shelved separately from standard size books. When you see a location in Blais that includes FOL (HON FOL, SPR FOL, etc.), you know the book is a folio and will probably be shelved in a different location from other books with the same call number. For more information on book sizes and terms read A Short Course in Book Anatomy.
Call numbers preceded by "f" or "folio" indicate that the book is too large to fit on the regular shelves. You should refer to a floor plan to determine where on each floor of the RBD Library these "oversized" books have been gathered together.
Latin word for "page." When deeds, promissory notes, subdivision regulations and other legal instruments dealing with real estate are recorded in the public land records, they are assigned a liber (book) volume and a folio (page) number.
folium 'leaf') Made by folding a printer's sheet once only, to form two folios or four pages. It also refers to editions of Shakespeare's plays published after his death: the First Folio appeared in 1623. There were three others in 1632, 1663 and 1685. A large page size, formed by a single fold in a sheet of printer's paper, giving four pages (or sides).
A single manuscript page. Unlike modern books, which are numbered sequentially on both sides of the page, manuscript folios are given a new number only on the front side (recto) of the page. The reverse side is assigned the same number, followed by "v" for verso.
This term refers to the largest size of newspapers. In England in 1713 a tax was imposed on newspapers; assessed on the number of sheets rather than the size of the sheets, the law became the incentive for creating large format newspapers, as a means of minimizing the tax. The tradition continues, and is the direct reason why your morning newspaper is still a large folio, instead of the more convenient magazine size. During the eighteenth century, the largest folio measured about 12" x 18"; by the mid-1800's the norm had increased to about 17" x 21", which is still standard to this day. Many oversized folios, nicknamed "horse blankets," were printed over the years, in sizes ranging up to three feet by five feet. Such larger folios were formerly further described as "atlas," "imperial," "elephant" folios, etc. As almost no one uses these terms properly today, such terminology appears generally only in the most pretentious book dealers' catalogs.