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Understanding book sizes: octavo to elephant folio

Books come in different shapes and sizes. They can be small or very big indeed. Quarto, duodecimo, octavo and elephant folio are just some of the terms you will hear used, and this video from my colleague Christi helps to demystify the jargon.

You can learn more about book sizes at the AbeBooks’ Book Collecting Guide.

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