02 May 2006

The Anatomy of A Book

Book lovers everywhere might enjoy A Short Course In Book Anatomy. For anyone who would like to know a little more about the physical composition of the book, this page gives a great overview of it. There's information on binding, book block, book sizes, covers, condition terms, deckle, signatures, and much more. If you've ever wondered about different terms such as folio, quarto, duodecimo, or book club edition, this is the page to turn to. There are also recommendations for books that cover the topics in more depth.

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