A group of leaves formed from a folded sheet or sheets, sewn through the fold to form a 'booklet.'
A group of leaves formed from a folded sheet or sheets, sewn through the fold to form a 'booklet.' One or more quires bound together make up a codex. English manuscript descriptions use the terms "quire" and "gathering" interchangeably.
- French:cahier; quaternion
- Italian:quaderno; fascicolo
Bernhard Bischoff, Latin Palaeography (Cambridge, England; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990), 20-24.
Raymond Clemens and Timothy Graham, Introduction to Manuscript Studies (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2007), 14-17.
Adam Gacek, Arabic Manuscripts (Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2009), 210-213.
Elpidio Mioni, Introduzione alla paleografia greca (Padova: Liviana, 1973), 35.
William Wright (ed.), Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in the British Museum Acquired since the Year 1838, vol. 3 (reprint: Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2002), xxvi.