noun, plural quar·tos.
Origin of quarto
Related Words for quartoessay, album, novel, publication, dictionary, pamphlet, text, work, manual, textbook, fiction, volume, edition, magazine, booklet, brochure, writing, copy, tome, paperback
Examples from the Web for quarto
Historical Examples of quarto
It occupied four sheets of quarto paper, closely type-written.The Red Hand of Ulster
George A. Birmingham
This was republished in two quarto volumes at Frankfort in 1625.
At the Fairfax Murray sale in 1918 the quarto Lyons edition made £130.
Both are in quarto, and are biographical as well as bibliographical.
The quarto was genuine in every respect, but it was a facsimile!The Book-Hunter in London
noun plural -tos
Word Origin for quarto
"book from paper folded to make four pages to the sheet," late 15c., from Medieval Latin in quarto "in the fourth (part of a sheet of paper)," from quarto, ablative singular of Latin quartus "fourth" (see quart).