crown octavo

  1. a size of book, about 5 × 7½ inches (13 × 19 centimeters), untrimmed. Abbreviation: crown 8vo

Words Nearby crown octavo Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use crown octavo in a sentence

  • These notes seem to have been equivalent to about 600 pages of an ordinary crown octavo book printed in long primer.

  • The volumes will be printed in a handsome crown octavo form, and will sell for about $1.50 each.

    Is Life Worth Living? | William Hurrell Mallock
  • 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
  • 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