- a right-hand page of an open book or manuscript; the front of a leaf (opposed to verso).
Origin of recto
Examples from the Web for recto
Historical Examples of recto
(recto) "Here begynneth the prologue of this present treatyse."The Ship of Fools, Volume 1
The text ends on the recto of l 6, the last page being blank.
Both the recto and the verso of the leaf have the full complement of 23 lines but there is a hiatus in the text.
In addition to the ordinary page numbers, the printed text labeled the recto (odd) pages of the first leaf of each 4-page folio.A Pindarick Ode on Painting
Stamp date of bill and cost in book on first recto after title page: "27 June 1914 Binding 75."Library Bookbinding
Arthur Low Bailey
- the front of a sheet of printed paper
- the right-hand pages of a book, bearing the odd numbersCompare verso (def. 1b)
Word Origin for recto
"right-hand page in an open book" (opposed to verso or reverso), 1824, from Latin recto (in recto folio), ablative of rectum "right," (see right (adj.1)).