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Book Sizes

How to size a book, the descriptions and terms used for different book sizes. 

  • 4to (Quarto): A book that is up to 12" tall.
  • 8vo (Octavo): A book that is up to 9 3/4" tall.
  • 12mo (Duodecimo): A book that is up to 7 3/4" tall.
  • 16mo (Sextodecimo): A book that is up to 6 3/4" tall.
  • 24mo: A book that is up to 5 3/4" tall.
  • 32mo: A book that is up to 5" tall.
  • 48mo: A book that is up to 4" tall.
  • 64mo: A book that is up to 3" tall.
  • Folio: A book that is up to 15" tall.
  • Elephant Folio: A book that is up to 23" tall.
  • Atlas Folio: A book that is up to 25" tall.
  • Double Elephant Folio: A book that is up to 50" tall.


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