STCV. Bibliography of the Hand Press Book

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List of Bibliographical Formats


Bibliographical Formats
Name Symbol # Sheets Chain Lines Watermark Position Example
plano 1 horizontal 1/4 longitudinal axis,1/2 latitudinal axis
Plano Paper Size
folio 2
4
6
8
vertical centred
Folio Paper Size
quarto 2
4
8
horizontal only partially visible, halfway the inner margin
Quarto Paper Size
octavo 2
4
8
10
vertical only partially visible, at the top of the inner margin
Octavo Paper Size
duodecimo long 12° 6
12
vertical only partially visible, halfway the top margin
Duodecimo Long Paper Size
duodecimo common 12° 4
6
8
12
horizontal at 1/3rd of the outer margin
Duodecimo Common Paper Size
sextodecimo 16° 8 horizontal only partially visible at the top of the outer margin
Sextodecimo Paper Size
octodecimo 18° 6
8
10
12
vertical centred
Octodecimo Paper Size
vicesimoquarto long 24° 12 vertical only partially visible halfway the outer margin
Vicesimoquarto Long Paper Size
vicesimoquarto 24° 8
12
horizontal only partially visible at the top of the inner margin
Vicesimoquarto Paper Size