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- noun the size of a book whose pages are made by folding a sheet of paper twice to form four leaves.
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- noun paper Abbreviation of
quarto, a paper size.
- noun printing Abbreviation of
quarto, a corresponding book size.
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- noun the size of a book whose pages are made by folding a sheet of paper twice to form four leaves
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RumnyMtadi the plaints of, 4to on the timetj 4to» 2t. — - • — xxtx.
The British Museum has an edition in 4to published in 1772, in farthing numbers, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Latin and English, in 4to; and his _prelectiones in confessionem fidei_, or truth's victory over error, &c. in folio; his _therapeutica sacra_, or cases of conscience resolved, in Latin 4to, in English 8vo; a treatise of the promises 12mo printed at Dublin in 1630.
Critique de l’Etablissement de la Monarchie Francoise dans les Gaules, 2 vols. in 4to;) the comprehensive genius of the president de Montesquieu, (Esprit des Loix, particularly l.xxviii. xxx. xxxi.;) and the good sense and diligence of the Abbe de Mably,
Flaminius Vacca, No. 57, p. 11, 12, at the end of the Roma Antica of Nardini, (1704, in 4to).]
I have only to add, that the present edition of the _Nine daies wonder_ exhibits faithfully the text of the original 4to, which is preserved in the Bodleian Library, [xxvi: 1] and which Gifford declared to be "a great curiosity, and, as a rude picture of national manners, extremely well worth reprinting." [xxvi: 2]
Chardin, the most judicious of modern travellers, describes (tom.ii. p. 57, 58, &c., edit. in 4to.) the education and dexterity of the Persian horsemen.
Bibliotheca Patrum, (tom.xvi. p. 754 — 764,) from the edition of the Jesuit Raderus, (Ingolstadii, 1604, in 4to.)
Historia compendiosa Dynastiarum a Gregorio Abulpharagio, interprete Edwardo Pocockio, in 4to.,
Caledonians, by Dr. John Macpherson, London 1768, in 4to.; and