- Paperback: 38 pages
- Publisher: Essex Record Office Publications; 2nd Revised edition edition (Dec. 1959)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0900360313
- ISBN-13: 978-0900360312
- Product Dimensions: 24.2 x 14.8 x 0.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 226,609 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Examples of English Handwriting, 1150-1750 Paperback – Dec 1959
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As with seemingly all old manuscripts the hand of the person writing strongly influences the form of the letters and this, combined with the use of French or Latin conspires to make translation difficult.
This author gives a literal translation with the abbreviations filled in e.g. Sciant p[re]sentes [et] fut[ur]i. Q[uo]d Ego Will[elmus] ..... followed by the updated translation Know [all men] present and to come that I, William .... Comparing this with the plate of the original script and it begins to make sense. Helpfully the three components are on the same page.
The final illustration in this book entitled 'A General Alphabet of the Old Law Hands' with a bottom of page explanation stating that it is from A. Wright's 'Court Hand Restored' (5th ed 1818, plates 18 & 19). This leads neatly to Charles Tice Martin's book 'The Record Interpreter: a collection of abbrevations, Latin words and names used in English histori'.