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- n. Abbreviation of octavo, a page size (5"-6.25" x 7.5"-10").
- n. A book size, corresponding to the page size.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the size of a book whose pages are made by folding a sheet of paper three times to form eight leaves.
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- n. the size of a book whose pages are made by folding a sheet of paper three times to form eight leaves
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(Church History of Aethiopia, London, 1696, in 8vo ..) and La Croze,
It was in English, 8vo, I704, but 1 believe the author was then dead.
It was in English, 8vo, 17Q4, but I believe the author was then dead.
But I have not yet received that which I stand most in need of, to wit the Psalter in 8vo which is distinguished with obeliskes and asteriskes.
"Reflections on Sentimental DiSerencea in Points of Faith, intended as an Introduction to a larger Work upon the capital Subjects in Dispute, 1752," 8vo, "Iteflectiona upon Theatrical Expression in Tragedy; with a proper Intro - duction and Appendix, 1755," 8vo.
See Hume’s Essays vol.ii. p. 444 — 457, in 8vo. edit.
Mrs.Dalloway. 8vo, gilt-lettered burgundy cloth, slightly cocked, spine ends lightly rubbed, a bit of toning to endleaves; original dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell, scattered overall darkening and rubbing, spine panel toned and with an uneven 1/4-inch chip at head affecting "M" of Mrs (small cellotape repair on verso), and few minor chips at foot not affecting lettering. first edition in the scarce dust jacket.
Paris, Tross, 1856, PRINTED THROUGHOUT ON CHINA PAPER, post 8vo, appropriately bound in HUMAN SKIN, with a double of maroon morocco, enriched with three MOST WEIRD DESIGNS, executed in MOSAIC COLOURED LEATHERS, the binding specially designed and executed by the celebrated RAPARLIER. £31 10s ...
Although born as John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris, his most famous titles appear under the moniker John Wyndham. 8vo.
Society of Paris has printed in Eight Vols. 8vo the text and translation of MM.