As bibliographers use the term, a
page is one side of a leaf, which
is in turn part of a sheet. The number
of pages produced from each sheet depends on the format: in a folio, each sheet is folded into two
leaves, or four pages; in a quarto,
each sheet is folded into four leaves, or eight pages; in an octavo, each sheet is folded into eight
leaves, or sixteen pages.
From the Guide to Literary Terms by Jack Lynch.
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Note: This guide is still in the early stages of development.
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