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16 X 42
18 X 23
1242 X 15 Brief
1374 X 1072
Foolscap 13% X 17 14 X 17
14 to 20 lbs. Crown 15 X 19 20 and 22
1574 X 19 Demy. 16 X 21 20 to 30
1572 x 20 Copy or Draft 16 x 20 56 and 60
Large Post . . 1634 X 20% Folio
17 x 22 14 to 28 Double Foolscap 17 X 28 28 to 40 Medium.. 24 to 40
1772 x 22 18
78 and so Royal.
19 X 24 Super Royal . 20
19 X 27 Double Crown 19 30
44 Double Demy 21 32–33 56 and 60 Imperial 23 31
22 Double Folio
22 34 132 to 48 23
65 Elephant. 23
2372 X 34% Double Medium
172 and 80 Double Royal
126 X 34 Double Elephant 27
12694 X 40 Antiquarian 31 53
31 X 53 Emperor |48 Xбо 600
48 X 72
*In the foregoing table the leaders denote that the same name is used in Great Britain.
In the United States printing-papers are designated by their respective sizes ; in Great Britain formerly they were designated by names, but lately the American practise has been substituted. In the following table only stock sizes and weights are recorded.
ON MAKING UP A BOOK
EVERY author should be familiar with the process followed in making up or arranging into pages type matter that has been set, so as to know how the pages of a book should be correctly laid out. The practise usually followed is to begin the book with (1) a half-title (sometimes called “bastard title”), printed on the right-hand side of a leaf, or first page of the book—(2) the left-hand side (or second page) of which should be blank. This blank page is followed by a full title (3) printed on the right-hand side of the second leaf, or third page of the book. On the reverse side of this leaf, or fourth page of the book, the notice of copyright (4) should be printed. If the work set has a dedication (5) this usually follows, and is printed on the righthand side of the third leaf, or fifth page of the book; the left-hand side of this leaf, or sixth page of the book, should be blank. Where no dedication is inserted, the preface (6) follows the page containing notice of copyright, and is usually allowed to make as many pages as the author deems necessary, but effort is generally made to bring it to a close on a left-hand page, so that the list of contents (7) may begin on a right-hand page. The list of contents is followed next in order by a list of illustrations (8) if the book is illustrated; by the text (9) or main body of the book; by the appendix (10), if there be necessity for one; and, finally, by the index (11)an indispensable pass-key to every good book.
Some authors, especially those who write on scientific subjects, find it necessary to print a list of the errata that they discover in their own work after it has been passed finally for the press. In such cases it is better that the errata should face the first page of the text of the book, and, if necessary, be printed on a separate fullsized sheet. Small inset slips should be avoided as likely to be torn out.
Authors will note that at the bottom of certain pages of printed matter-as, for example, every eighth, sixteenth, or thirty-second page-there is printed a symbol, which may be either a letter or number (numbers are most commonly used). This symbol designates a signature, or completed form, or sheet of a work, and serves as a guide to the pressman in imposing the book, to the folder, and to the collator in preparing the different sheets or signatures for the binder.
IN forwarding material to be used for illustrative purposes, whether it consists of photographs, drawings, paintings, etc., authors should exercise more than ordinary care in protecting them from all chances of damage and to keep them flat. As has already been pointed out (page 5), a complete list of the illustrations that are to be inserted in the text of a book should accompany the manuscript when this is despatched to the publisher. Instructions marked on the manuscript concerning the placing of these illustrations are useful only to indicate where they are to be put when the originals are supplied by the author. If the designs are to be made by the publisher's artists, duplicate proofs of these designs, when the cuts have been made, are usually sent to the author. The first should be pasted on the margin of the author's corrected galley-proof before he returns it to the printer, and a legend for each illustration should be supplied. Another but less satisfactory way of in