Bookpoi - A guide to identify rare and first edition books

 

Glossary of Book Terms - Letter Q

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Quality paperback - A paperback made with high quality paper and wraps.

Quarter Binding - A book whose spine is covered in a different and generally fancier material than the covers.

Quarter binding - usually lacks leather corners and leather of the spine occupies only approx. 1/4 of the top edge.

Quarter Leather - A book with a leather spine. Also known as half leather.

Quarter-bound - A book with a leather spine and with the sides bound in paper or cloth.

Quarto - Refers to the size of a book; the book measures about 9 by 12 inches. To make a quarto, a sheet of paper is folded twice, forming four leaves making eight pages. Also known as 4to.

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