Part of speech: adjective

Having four leaves to the sheet.

Part of speech: noun

A book or pamphlet whose pages are of the size of the fourth of a sheet.

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Usage examples "quarto":

  1. In quarto libro tractantur objectus Judaici populi contra ostensa in lib 2'o et 3'o et dantur et probantur in ipso regulae certae istos objectus, et omnes alios objectus Judaicos dissolvendi. - "The Irish Ecclesiastical Record, Volume 1, August 1865", Society of Clergymen.
  2. In 1605 Don Quixote was published, in a quarto volume, by Juan de la Cuesta of Madrid. - "The Story of Seville", Walter M. Gallichan.
  3. Its shape varied from time to time: now it was a folio: now a quarto. - "Toronto of Old", Henry Scadding.