Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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thirty-twomo

An uncommon gathering consisting of 32 leaves or 64 pages. Although such a section may be formed by making five consecutive right angle folds, in practice it is unusual to fold a sheet with more than three consecutive right angle folds, because of buckling, trapped air, etc.; therefore the 32mo is generally formed by folding a full sheet with two parallel folds, followed by three right angle folds, and a half sheet with two parallel and two right angle folds, and insetting the latter. Written as 32mo or 32°.




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