Noun(1) the size of a book whose pages are made by folding a sheet of paper twice to form four leaves
(1) The 1612 quarto - the only edition of the play to survive - is quite corrupt, a decidedly challenging read.(2) The first quarto of Hamlet offers its audience an interesting new way of looking at an extremely familiar text.(3) A second quarto of Richard II also bore Shakespeare's name in full.(4) The first volume of the Transactions of the Geological Society appeared in quarto .(5) The book is a moderate quarto , in Spanish, written in a very legible hand, but a little damaged towards the latter end.(6) You cannot simply put a facsimile of a Shakespearean quarto , with its strange typography and lack of annotations, in front of college sophomores and expect them to read and understand it.(7) The essay format has a place in anthropology, I would say, even to the extent, as Don Gardner puts it, of ├ö├ç├┐raising all of the biggest issues in social and philosophical thought in no more than ten quarto pages├ö├ç├û.(8) It is a comedy by Shakespeare, probably written and performed about 1595, and printed in quarto in 1598.(9) Richard II could have been written at any point up to a matter of weeks before the registering of the first quarto .(10) The Folio text adds some passages not in the second quarto , and omits others.(11) Ostovich, like Miola, differs from Herford and Simpson in going back to the quarto .(12) The Folio text reprints the play from a copy of the quarto supplemented, here and there, by the consultation of a promptbook, from which certain stage directions have been added or elaborated.(13) One is struck by the impact that such a slim volume, in quarto , has had on the world.(14) Scott's long narrative poem Marmion was published in late February 1808 as a luxurious quarto , costing a guinea and a half.(15) Turner notes that in 1827 Newman composed a long essay of some sixty-six quarto pages addressed to his sisters.(16) Fans of English literature should hotfoot it to the British Library's skilled digitisation of its Shakespeare quartos .
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