Antiquarian & Collectible Book Terms Glossary - QA glossary of words with definitions starting with the letter Q related to collectible, rare and antiquarian books.
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A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | ZQuality paperback - A paperback made with high quality paper and wraps.
Quarter Binding - A book whose spine is covered in a different and generally fancier material than the covers.
Quarter Leather - A book with a leather spine. Also known as half leather.
Quarter-bound - A book with a leather spine and with the sides bound in paper or cloth.
Quarto - Refers to the size of a book; the book measures about 9 by 12 inches. To make a quarto, a sheet of paper is folded twice, forming four leaves making eight pages. Also known as 4to.