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n. pl. rec·tos
A right-hand page of a book or the front side of a leaf, on the other side of the verso.

[From Latin (foliō) rēctō, (the leaf) being right, ablative of rēctus, straight, right; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]


n, pl -tos
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the front of a sheet of printed paper
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the right-hand pages of a book, bearing the odd numbers. Compare verso1b
[C19: from Latin rectus right, in rectō foliō on the right-hand page]


(ˈrɛk toʊ)

n., pl. -tos.
a right-hand page of an open book or manuscript; the front of a leaf (opposed to verso).
[1815–25; < Late Latin rēctō (foliō) on the right-hand (leaf or page), abl. of Latin rēctus right]
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Noun1.recto - right-hand page
page - one side of one leaf (of a book or magazine or newspaper or letter etc.) or the written or pictorial matter it contains
verso - left-hand page
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I have not noted recto and verso, which would double distracting breaks.
The discussion of the Job plates is by far the most thorough, and as noted "above, it is at least sparsely illustrated, including useful images of the front and back of the plate for Job 7 printed on the recto and verso of a single leaf in the book.
The vast majority of the book is the catalogue of over 900 coins, organized chronologically by ruler; each coin is illustrated recto and verso in black-and-white.