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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A book or publication of the largest size, often about 60 centimeters (2 feet) in height.


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  • In book printing, a large folio, measuring about 23 by 28 inches. Double elephant folio refers to an even larger folio size, measuring about 26 1/2 x 39 inches. Some of Audubon's books (and few other books) were printed on this scale, so "double elephant folio" has become synonomous with Audubon's work.

    February 20, 2007