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  • n  the size of a book whose pages are made by folding a sheet of paper twice to form four leaves

  • Locked in the vaults of the Hispanic Society in Manhattan is a large (quarto) volume of 432 thin leaves of exquisitely finished vellum with double columns, 22 lines to the page.
  • That peremptory statement is the introduction to one of the year's most intriguing books, a $4 quarto-sized paperback that, mainly by word of mouth, has become an underground .
  • In the present thick quarto he has assembled a number of photographs of oldtime Burlesque Queens and comedians, larded them with reminiscences of the days when hefty May Howard .

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