That's nice! I had to google "octavo volume", and I hate to admit that I don't think I fully understand the format.
It's a bit confusing I must admit. The names are just about the sizes of books.
BOOK SIZES (Thanks to George Kolbe and David Fanning):
F° (folio) over 13 inches
4to (quarto) 12 inches
8vo (octavo) 9 inches
12mo (duodecimo) 7-8 inches
16mo (sextodecimo) 6-7 inches
24mo (vigesimoquarto) 5-6 inches
32mo (trigesimosecundo) 4-5 inches
Quarto (4to) - A book between octavo and folio in size; approximately 11 to 13 inches tall. To make a quarto, a sheet of paper is folded twice, forming four leaves (eight pages). So size is based on the leave of paper and how it is folded, from old printer terminologies in Latin, books began being printed primarily in Latin to begin with in the 1400's.
Here is another good site on literature pertaining to numismatics, the Numismatic Bibliomania Society site (NBS), and a description of common terms of books and catalogs:http://wiki.coinbooks.org/index.php..._Definitions
That whole website is pretty neat in general, also it's where the free weekly e-sylum comes from , if you have any interest in coins or medals, you should get on the mailing list, it's free!
Other great place to look up literature and book/printing descriptions is Abe Books rare books glossary section:https://www.abebooks.com/books/rare...ossary.shtml
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Edited by westcoin
12/07/2021 10:22 pm