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A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, History
Length:
506 words

Derived from the Latin signatum (‘something marked or signed’) and also signatura (‘the matrix of a seal’), the term ‘signature’

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
39 words

Alpha-numeric indicator for the binder of the *gathering and its *bifolia—and of the gathering’s place in the sequence of

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
63 words

MS pages were unnumbered; from the end of the 12th century binders maintained their correct order by using signatures inscribed

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