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  • In addition, the numbering system included single titles (either short novella length stories or longer, often abridged, stories that had originally been published in hardback) as well as the dos-a-dos (back-to-back) volumes.

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  • From the railway station at Batavia the comfortless "dos-a-dos," colloquially known as the _sado_, a vehicle resembling an elementary

    Through the Malay Archipelago

  • About a hundred yards from her windows, to the rear, were the open windows of a church which fronted the next street, and stood dos-a-dos to the dwelling of the Madisons.

    The Flirt

  • Each saddle is built for four passengers, sitting dos-a-dos, back to back, two on a side, and a little shelf hangs down to support their feet.

    Modern India

  • There are plenty of Hansoms and all sorts of other conveyances, but I gave F--- no peace until he took me for a drive in a vehicle which was quite new to me -- a sort of light car with a canopy and curtains, holding four, two on each seat, _dos-a-dos_, and called a "jingle," -- of American parentage, I fancy.

    Station Life in New Zealand

  • Even then we should be no longer _vis-a-vis_ as before, but _dos-a-dos_, almost on the instant of our approaching!

    The Wild Huntress Love in the Wilderness

  • Her lady mother divided her thoughts between what this could mean, and whether Mr. Tremlet would come to the ball; and when, presently after, in the dos-a-dos, she forgot to look at her daughter, on seeing that gentleman enter, she lost a very good opportunity for a guess at the cause of Lady Imogen's paleness.

    Romance of Travel

  • I particularly like this one because I had a go at this 'dos-a-dos' binding and it's difficult!

    Much of a muchness


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  • In the rare books field, two separate books bound together so that each cover is for a different title. The Ace paperbacks and many science fiction books were issued this way.

    February 25, 2008