Glossary of Book Terms

Glossary of Book Terms - q

Quarter Binding
When the spine of the book is covered in different material than the cover of the book, it is called as quarter binding.


Quarter Leather
A book with a leather spine. See half leather.


Quarto (4to)
The book with the size in between the octavo and folio. Such books are approximately 11 to 13 inches in height. A paper is folded twice to make a quarto size of paper. It thus forms four leaves giving eight pages.