Old English Paper Sizes

This is intended as a guide only and is not to be taken as definitive.

The abbreviations "vo" (octavo), and "to" (quarto) refer to the number of times the paper is folded after printing for binding into a book.

Writing Papers Sheet Size (in inches)
Pott 12½ x 15
Double Pott 15 x 25
Foolscap 13¼ x 16½
Double Foolscap 16½ x 26½
Foolscap and Third 13¼ x 22
Foolscap and Half 13¼ x 24¾
Pinched Post 14½ x 18½
Post 15¼ x 19
Double Post 19 x 30½
Large Post 16½ x 20¾
Double Large Post 20¾ x 33
Copy 16¼ x 20
Medium 18 x 22½
Cut Writing Papers
Albert 6 x 4
Duke 7 x 5½
Duchess 6 x 4½
Foolscap Folio 13 x 8
Foolscap 4to 8 x 6½
Large Post 4to 10 x 8
Large Post 8vo 8 x 5
Small Post 4to 9 x 7
Small Post 8vo 7 x 4½
Book and Drawing Papers
Foolscap 14 x 18¾
Demy 15½ x 20
Medium 17½ x 22½
Royal 19 x 24
Super Royal 19¼ x 27
Imperial 22 x 30¼
Elephant 23 x 28
Double Elephant 26½ x 40
Atlas 26¼ x 34
Columbier 23½ x 35
Antiquarian 31 x 53
Printing Papers
Crown 16¼ x 21
Demy 17¾ x 22½
Medium 18¼ x 23
Royal 20 x 25
Super Royal 21 x 27
Double Pott 15 x 25
Double Foolscap 17 x 27
Double Crown 20 x 30
Double Demy 22½ x 35½
Cartridge Papers
Foolscap 14 x 18¾
Demy 17¾ x 22½
Royal 19 x 24
Super Royal 19¼ x 27½
Imperial 21 x 26
Elephant 23 x 28
Board
Royal 20 x 25
Postal 22½ x 28½
Imperial 22 x 30
Large Imperial 22 x 32
Index 25½ x 30½