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Abraham Firkovich

Abraham Firkovich  

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 (1787–1874) Leaderof the Karaites (who accepted written Jewish law only, not post-biblical ‘oral’ law) in the Crimea and obsessive collector of Hebrew and Samaritan MSS (in which he would ...
Alfred A. Knopf

Alfred A. Knopf  

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 (1892–1984) American publisher.With his wife, Blanche, Alfred Knopf created a firm legendary for excellent design, innovative advertising, and interest in foreign authors. Like the covers of his ...
architectural book

architectural book  

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A conventional history of architecture publishing sees a text-orientated progress from the recovery of Vitruvius in the Italian Renaissance, through its celebration and elaboration in Mannerism and ...
Armenian MS book

Armenian MS book  

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Armenia accepted Christianity as its state religion around 314, but Greek and Syriac were used as the languages of instruction and the liturgy until Mesrop Mashtots’ invented the Armenian alphabet ...
art, Anglo-Saxon

art, Anglo-Saxon  

The art of England from the early MA through the mid 11th century, though in the field of manuscript illumination, it is generally restricted to the late 9th through the ...
arts of the Book

arts of the Book  

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The arts of the book were of extraordinary importance throughout the Islamic lands because of the primacy Islam accorded the written word. The Islamic world inherited earlier traditions of book ...
Chen Si

Chen Si  

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 (13th century) One of a group of Song commercial publishers and booksellers in Hangzhou (China) surnamed Chen.Also known as Chen Daoren, he was an author. Another, Chen Qi (13th ...
Chikchi simch'e yojŏl

Chikchi simch'e yojŏl  

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Popular name for Paegun hwasang ch’orok pulcho Chikchi simch’e yojŏl (Essentials of Buddha’s Teachings Recorded by the Monk Paegun), printed from metal types at the Korean Buddhist temple Hŭngdŏksa ...
colophon

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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195 words

[Gk, ‘summit’, ‘finishing stroke’] Originally a closing statement written at the end of a text by a *scribe or *rubricator...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006
a publisher's emblem or imprint, especially one on the title page of a book; formerly also, a statement at the end of a book, typically with a printer's emblem, giving information about ... More
colophon

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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

Supplementary note by a MS’s scribe or an early print’s editor, placed at the end of a chapter, book, or

Colophon

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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Current Version:
2009
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Art & Architecture, Religion
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627 words
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Poetic or explanatory inscription at the end of a manuscript or piece of calligraphy. Colophons in Islamic manuscripts (see fig.)

colophon

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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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161 words

Deriving from a Greek word meaning the ‘summit’ or ‘finishing touch’, or possibly from a town of that name (because

Colophon

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Ernst Gamillscheg and Ihor Ševčenko

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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2005
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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175 words

(κολοφών, lit. “summit, finishing touch”), or subscription, a note on a MS (usually at the end) with information on its date, the place where it was written, and sometimes the ...

date

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A standard element of an imprint in a book, normally found on the title-page or its verso or, for incunabula and some 16th-century books, in the colophon. MSS and incunabula ...
dated and datable manuscripts

dated and datable manuscripts  

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Medieval MSS other than charters are rarely precisely dated. It is, however, possible to date a MS, using various means: by the known dates of individuals associated with it, or ...
Diamond Sūtra

Diamond Sūtra  

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A short Buddhist text from the corpus of the ‘Perfection of Wisdom’ (prajñāpāramitā) literature which compresses the essential teachings into a few short stanzas. Composed around 300 ce, it was ...
Elmer Adler

Elmer Adler  

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 (1884–1962) New York fine press printer, publisher, book collector, and educator.Although not prolific and rarely successful financially, Adler’s Pynson Printers (1922–40) influenced printers, ...
Estellina Conat

Estellina Conat  

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(second half 15th century)Based on the colophon of a 1474 edition printed by her husband—Abraham Conat of Mantua (fl. 1474–7)—she is the first woman known to be involved in ...
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[Lat., ‘unrolled’]The closing statement of a text, or part thereof, in a MS or early printed book, sometimes equated with the colophon.

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