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sixty-fourmo

(ˌsɪkstɪˈfɔːməʊ)
n, pl -mos
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a book size resulting from folding a sheet of paper into 64 leaves or 128 pages, each one sixty-fourth the size of the sheet. Often written: 64mo or 64°
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a book of this size
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Division Two: Harborne (8pts) 200-7 (A Perry 53, T Arnold 45, J Miles 4-45) drew with Coventry & N W (14pts) 236-7 (A Brar 57): Old Elizabethans (9pts) 230-8 (N Jamshed 81, E Hennessy 50, E Rhodes 4-63) drew with Halesowen (15pts) 269 (J Myers 93, W Barrett 77): Oswestry (2pts) 134 lost to Shifnal (20pts) 140-3 (S Leach 64mo) by 7 wkts: Stratford-upon-Avon (20pts) 80-9 (A Khurshid 4-21) beat C & R Hawks (4pts) 79 (A Witts 5-27, M Brown 5-46) by 1 wkt: Tamworth (24pts) 231-5 (S Burrows 96, J Flower 75) beat Stourbridge (5pts) 230-5 (T Gabriel 103, H Patel 47) by 5 wkts: Wombourne (3pts) 91 (W Ahmed 45, I Saxena 6-35) lost to Penkridge (24pts) 238-7 (R Hassan 98, A Chishti 71, B Hudson 4-33) by 147 runs.
A 64mo volume in sixteens, its pages measuring 1 5/8 by 1 1/4 inches, the book improbably reduces the Acts and Monuments to 238 couplets.
Though small-format books had become popular in the seventeenth century, and so called "penny godlies" among these, these were almost all octavos of about twenty-four pages, small of course, usually measuring about 5 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches, but hardly the extraordinary miniature of Taylor's Book of Martyrs.(12) Much of Taylor's own work was printed in these popular formats, but only two of his more than 140 publications appeared in 64mo: The Book of Martyrs and, in 1614, a book first titled Verbum Sempiternae and then corrected that year to Verbum Sempiternum.