the size of a book whose pages are made by folding a sheet of paper twice to form four leaves
A size of paper (7.5"-10" x 10"-12.5")(190-254 x 254-312 mm). Formed by folding and cutting a standard large sheet of paper (15"-20" x 20"-25")(381-508 x 508-635 mm) twice to form 4 leaves (eight sides).
A book size, corresponding to the paper size.
Origin: From quartus
having four leaves to the sheet; of the form or size of a quarto
originally, a book of the size of the fourth of sheet of printing paper; a size leaves; in present usage, a book of a square or nearly square form, and usually of large size
Origin: [L. in quarto in fourth, from quartus the fourth: cf. F. (in) quarto. See Quart.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a book having the sheet folded into four leaves.
The numerical value of quarto in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of quarto in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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