Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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sizes of paper

The common or standard sheet sizes of paper. They are:
in the United State. (in inches)
    Bible: 25 x 38, 28 x 42, 28 x 44, 32 x 44, 35 x 45 and 38 x 50;
    Blotting: 19 x 24 and 24 x 38;
    Bond (wood pulp and cotton content): 8 1/2 x 11, 8 1/2 x 13, 8
        1/2 x 14, 10 x 14, 11 x 17, 17 x 22, 17 x 28, 17 1/2 x 22 1/2,
        19 x 24, 2O x 28, 22 x 25 1/2, 22 x 34, 22 1/2 x 35, 23
        x 29, 24 x 38, 28 x 34, 34 x 44, and 35 x 45;
    Book (uncoated): 17  1/2 x 22  1/2, 19 x 25, 22 1/2 x 35, 23 x
        29, 23 x 35, 25 x 38, 28 x 42, 28 x 44, 32 x 44, 35 x 45 and
        38 x 50;
    Book (coated two sides): 22 1/2 x 35, 24 x 36, 25 x 38, 26 x 40,
        28 x 42, 28 x 44, 32 x 44, 35 x 45, 36 x 48 and 38 x 50;
    Cover (wood pulp and cotton content): 20 x 26, 23 x 29, 23 x 35,
        26 x 40 and 35 x 46;
    Document manila: 22 1/2 x 28 1/2 and 24 x 36;
    Glassine: 24 x 36, 25 x 40 and 30 x 40;
    Index bristol (woodpulp and cotton content): 20 1/2 x 24 3/4,
        22 1/2 x 28 1/2, 22 1/2 x 35, 25 1/2 x 30 1/2 and 35 x 45;
    Label (coated one-side book): 20 x 26, 25 x 38, 26 x 40, 28 x
        42, 28 x 44, 32 x 44, 35 x 45, 36 x 48, 38 x 50 and 41 x 54;
    Ledger (wood pulp and cotton content): 17 x 22, 17 x 28, 19 x
        24, 22 x 34, 22 1/2 x 22 1/2, 22 1/2 x 34 1/2, 24 x 38,
        24 1/2 x 24 1/2 and 28 x 34;
    Litho label (coated one side): 25 x 38, 28 x 42, 28 x 44, 32 x
        44, 35 x 45, 36 x 48, 38 x 50 and 41 x 54;
    Manifold: 17 x 22, 17 x 26, 17 x 28, 19 x 24, 21 x 32, 22 x 34,
        24 x 38, 26 x 34 and 28 x 34;
    Manuscript cover: 18 x 31;
    Newsprint: 21 x 32, 22 x 24, 24 x 36, 25 x 38, 28 x 34, 28 x 42,
        34 x 44, 36 x 48 and 38 x 50;
    Offset book (uncoated): 17 1/2 x 22 1/2, 22 1/2 x 35, 25 x 38,
        28 x 42, 32 x 44, 35 x 45, 36 x 48, 38 x 50, 38 x 52 and
        41 x 54;
    Offset book (coated): 22 x 29, 22 1/2 x 35, 25 x 38, 28 x 42, 28 x
        44, 32 x 44, 35 x 45 and 38 x 50;
    Photomount board: 23 x 29
    Rotogravure: 25 x 38, 28 x 42, 28 x 44, 32 x 44, 35 x 45 and
        38 x 40;
    Text: 23 x 29, 23 x 35, 25 x 38, 26 x 40, 35 x 45, and 38 x 50;
    Writing: 17 x 22, 17 x 28, 19 x 24, 22 x 34, 24 x 38 and
        28 x 34.
in Great Britain (in inches)
    Foolscap                    13 1/2 x 17
    Foolscap, oblong double     13 1/2 x 34
    Pinched post                14 1/2 x 18 1/2
    Crown                       15 x 20
    Post                        15 1/4 x 19
    Large post                  16 1/2 x 21
    Foolscap, double            17 x 27
    Demy                        17 1/2 x 22 1/2
    Medium                      18 x 23
    Post, double                19 x 30 1/2
    Royal                       20 X 25
    Crown, double               20 X 30
    Large post, double          21 X 33
    Imperial                    22 X 30
    Demy, double                22 1/2 X 35
    Medium, double              23 X 36
    Royal, double               25 X 40
    Foolscap, quad              27 X 34
    Crown, quad                 30 X 40
    Imperial, double            30 X 44
    Demy, quad                  35 X 45
    Medium, quad                36 X 46
    Crown, double quad          40 X 60
(17 , 52 , 140 , 316 )




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