Volume

A volume is a single book — i.e., a group of pages bound between two covers. Sometimes "volume" is used as a synonym for "work," but do remember a volume can contain more than one work (such as an anthology), and a work can stretch to more than one volume (such as an encyclopedia or a triple-decker).


From the Guide to Literary Terms by Jack Lynch.
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