Octavo: Difference between revisions

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Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, technology permitted the manufacture of large sheets or rolls of paper on which books were printed, many text pages at a time. As a result, it may be impossible to determine the actual format (''i.e.,'' the number of leaves formed from each sheet fed into a press). The term "octavo" as applied to such books may refer simply to the size of the book. The use of the term "octavo" as applied to such books refers to books which are generally between {{convert|8" and |to|10" (20–25 cm)|in}} tall, the most common size for modern hardbound books. More specific sizes are denoted by reference to certain paper sizes as follows:
*[[Foolscap]] octavo (6¾" by 4¼") (170 mm x 108 mm)