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A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology: 1450 to 2000

A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology: 1450 to 2000 [Kindle Edition]

Peter Beal

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"An essential guide to the terminology of post-medieval manuscript production...the newly issued paperback would be a welcomed addition to any scholar's personal library." College & Research Libraries

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This is the first Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology ever to be published. Dealing with the subject of documentation--which affects everyone's lives (from every-day letters, notes, and shopping lists, to far-reaching legal instruments, if not autograph literary masterpieces) Peter Beal defines, in a lively and accessible style, some 1,500 terms relating to manuscripts and their productio and use in Britain from 1450 to the present day. The entries, which range in length from one line to nearly a hundred lines each, cover terms defining types of manuscript, their physical features and materials, writing implements, writing surfaces, scribes and other writing agents, scripts, postal marking, and seals, as well as subjects relating to literature, bibliography, archives, palaeography, the editing and printing of manuscripts, dating, conservation, and such fields as cartography, commerce, heraldry, law, and military and naval matters. The book includes 96 illustrations showing many of the features described.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 9234 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (25 Feb 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001CSPDG0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable reference tool 18 Feb 2014
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This book is an invaluable reference tool for anyone, general reader or scholar, interested in the history of books, printing or literature. Glad I bought it for Kindle, but it is somewhat difficult to search, has no table of contents organized by letter, must use the Kindle's "search" function. Buy it anyway.
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