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A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

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2011
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Literature, History
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790 words

An extremely common feature in medieval manuscripts, and to a lesser, but still significant, extent in early modern writing, an

Anglo-Saxon type

Anglo-Saxon type  

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The type’s history exemplifies the political aspect of letterforms. The original impetus for Anglo-Saxon type came as part of M. Parker’s campaign to establish an English Church on the basis ...
composition

composition  

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The act or process of setting type. The hand compositor would stand (or sometimes sit, especially before c.1650) at the type cases, with a copy-text before him (or, rarely, her) ...
De Aetna

De Aetna  

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This brief Latin dialogue by Bembo narrates the author’s ascent of Mount Etna (accompanied by his father Bernardo), undertaken between 1492 and 1494, while Bembo was studying at Messina. The ...
facsimile edition

facsimile edition  

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Pioneered in 1807, reproductions of the First Folio and the quarto editions of Shakespeare's plays proliterated after the advent of photography in the 19th century. Such facsimile editions are widely ...
grammars

grammars  

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As workbooks conceived to respond to practical demands, grammar books should be viewed within the context of schools and teaching methods. The pedagogical models transmitted from Graeco-Roman ...
legal script

legal script  

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A form of handwriting developed by writers of legal and other administrative documents. Its principal characteristics derive from the need to produce documents quickly, accurately, and economically. ...
shorthand

shorthand  

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Acronyms and abbreviations used in email communication, chat rooms, and newsgroups. For example, IMHO means In My Humble Opinion. See also fasgrolia and abbreviation.
spelling

spelling  

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Spelling, or orthography, is one of the most salient features of any old manuscript, since writers and scribes may use a variety of different forms. It is not unusual, particularly ...
transcript

transcript  

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Derived from the past participle of the Latin transcribere (‘to write over or across’), the term ‘transcript’ means a copy or duplicate of a text, whether written by hand, typed ...

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