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But thanks to the painstaking research of others, these details are now a part of the general knowledge of the development of the book. The following, taken from Mr. Theodore De Vinne's Invention of Printing, will, we think, be found interesting: "The size most in fashion was that now known as the demy folio, of which the leaf is about ten inches wide and fifteen inches long, but smaller sizes were often made. The space to be occupied by the written text was mapped out with faint lines, so that the writer could keep his letters on a line, at even distance from each other and within the prescribed margin.
21] Const. admiss. Abbat, et gubernatione Monast. S. Claudius, b. vi. p. 194.  Philobiblon, 4to. Oxon, 1599, chap. xix.  Martene de Ant. Eccl. Ribibus, tom. iii. p. 263. —Histoire Littéraire de la France, tom. ix. p. 28.  Catalogues of Monastic Libraries, pp. 16, 17.  Const. Canon. Reg. ap. Martene, tom. iii. p. 263.  Ibid. , tom. iii. cap. xxxvi. pp. 269, 270.  Martene, tom. iii. p. 331. For a list of some books applied to their use, see MS. Cot. Galba, c. iv. fo. 128.
At about the twelfth century and after, there was a very large production and sale of books under such headings as chronicles, satires, sermons, works of science and medicine, treatises on style, prose romances and epics in verse. Of course a large proportion of these were written in or translated from the Latin, the former indicating a pretty general knowledge of that language among those who could buy or read books at all. That this familiarity with the Latin tongue was not confined to any particular country is abundantly shown by various authorities.
Bibliomania in the Middle Ages by F. Somner Merryweather