Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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large paper copy ( large paper edition )

A copy of a book printed on larger and (frequently) a better quality paper than that used for the usual trade edition, thus giving it more extensive margins. Large paper copies are printed from the same type as the rest of the edition, but often margins have been reset to provide a wider margin at the gutter as well as the other edges. Large paper copies are recorded in England dating from the 1590s, becoming increasingly popular until well into the 19th century. See also: FINE PAPER COPY ;LIMITED EDITION ;SMALL PAPER COPY .

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