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Illustrated Glossary

What book dealers really mean. Click on thumbnails for larger images.

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Quarter leather

A book with only the spine bound in leather, and the rest of the book in a different material, such as cloth or papercovered boards.

Quarto

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.

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Want to learn more about rare books and collecting? Here are a few references to get you started...