Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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forty-eightmo

A section consisting of 48 leaves (96 pages). In bookwork, using right angle folds, it is formed by folding a full sheet five times to form 32 leaves, and a half sheet four times to form 16 leaves, and insetting the latter. Its symbol is 48mo, or 48°. Also called "quadrigesimo-octavo." See also: BOOK SIZES .




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