Also called twelvemo. a book size of about 5 × 7½ inches (13 × 19 centimeters), determined by printing on sheets folded to form 12 leaves or 24 pages. Symbol: 12 mo, 12°
a book of this size.
in duodecimo; twelvemo.
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How to use duodecimo in a sentence
I handled the little duodecimo with suspicion; then gave it back.My New Curate | P.A. Sheehan
It consists of 540 duodecimo pages, crammed with matter enough to fill two volumes of the same dimensions.
She put her hand in with a thrill of joy at her audacity, and brought out an old duodecimo of battered calf-skin.The Open Question | Elizabeth Robins
There is a miscellany in three volumes duodecimo published here, where there are many good pieces.Life and Correspondence of David Hume, Volume II (of 2) | John Hill Burton
In one large duodecimo volume, sheep, or extra cloth, with nearly two hundred wood-cuts.Endless Amusement | Unknown
British Dictionary definitions for duodecimo
Also called: twelvemo a book size resulting from folding a sheet of paper into twelve leaves: Often written: 12mo, 12°
a book of this size
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