from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. vincesimo-quarto (as a paper size in printing).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having twenty-four leaves to a sheet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A leaf from a sheet of paper regularly folded for a book in twenty-four equal parts.
- n. A book made up of leaves folded in twenty-four equal parts.
- n. Usually written 24 mo.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Here is a table full of old parchment-bound books, ranging from a tiny twenty-fourmo, which will stay neither open nor shut, to thin, limp folios that are instantly correspondent to either command.
As in the case of the Chinese book, it looks superficially like ours; we think it is a tiny quarto until we see that its measure is rather that of an oblong twenty-fourmo; that is, its dimensions are just scant of five inches high and six inches wide.