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crown quarto

noun, Chiefly British.
a size of book, about 7½ × 10 inches (19 × 25 cm), untrimmed.
Abbreviation: crown 4to. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The size of the reprint will be crown quarto, and each number will consist of forty-eight double-column pages.

    Life of Charles Dickens Frank Marzials
  • crown quarto, printed on dull finished paper, lithograph by Mr. Pennell on cover.

    Our Philadelphia Elizabeth Robins Pennell

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