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What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources
Term english
Definition english
Also abbreviated "4to." When a large printed piece of paper is folded twice to make a gathering of eight pages, but in modern books, used as an indication of size, usually a book that is between 10" to 13" tall.
Term french
in-quarto ou in-4
Definition french
Un livre de format in-4 a la feuille pliée en 4, le cahier contenant 8 pages.
Term german
Definition german
Formatbezeichnung. Wird ein Druckbogen zweimal gefalzt, so dass daraus vier Blatt entstehen, nennt man das Format eines daraus gebundenen Buches Quartformat.
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