Glossary

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Large paper copy

A special edition printed with the pages reconfigured to result in larger leaves with very wide page margins; the text of the individual pages remaining the same as the normal edition; usually large paper copies are printed in small, limited editions.

French: Grands papier
German: Großpapier

Leaf (leaves)

Refers to the smallest, standard physical unit of paper in a printed piece; in the case of books and pamphlets, usually with a printed page on each side of a leaf; a broadside is printed on a single side of a single leaf.

Lithography

Literally meaning “stone drawing”, is one of a class of printing processes termed planographic, in which the printing surface (stone, zinc or a similar smooth-surfaced material) is not incised but instead treated with a medium that selectively absorbs (or repels) printing ink.

French: Lithographie
German: Lithographie
Swedish: Litografi