Quarto (noun)

  1. A book size, typically 9 x 12 inches (23 x 30 cm), or a book of this size.
  2. A sheet of paper folded twice to form four leaves or eight pages.


From the latin word quartus, meaning "fourth".


  1. The manuscript was written on quarto pages.
  2. The publisher released the new novel in quarto format.
  3. The rare book collection included a first edition quarto of Shakespeare's plays.
  4. The printer had to adjust the press to accommodate the larger quarto size.
  5. The artist used a quarto sketchbook for her preliminary drawings.
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