A pamphlet is a printed publication of a few pages, either in wrappers or self-wrappers. If multiple leaves are used, they may be bound with stitching, staples, or glue. Pamphlets are frequently used to inexpensively distribute brief information, treatises, essays, or opinion pieces. The example image shows a prospectus for several books by George Meredith. It is in pamphlet format and comprised of a single, small sheet, folded once.