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crown octavo

a size of book, about 5 × 7½ inches (13 × 19 cm), untrimmed.
Abbreviation: crown 8vo. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It forms a crown octavo volume of two hundred and thirty-eight pages, and was published by Mr. Charles Knight.

    Harriet Martineau Florence Fenwick Miller
  • One thousand copies of this crown octavo catalogue of 94 pages p. 66were printed.

  • The Bibliotheca Bibliothecarum, thick duodecimo, or crown octavo, has run through several impressions; of which the Leipsic edit.

    Bibliomania; or Book-Madness

    Thomas Frognall Dibdin

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