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Published: 25 February 2008

400 Pages | 96 b/w halftones

ISBN: 9780199265442

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A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology

1450 to 2000

Peter Beal

In the first dictionary of its kind the world's leading expert on English manuscripts defines some 1,500 terms, including types of manuscript, their physical features, writing implements, writing surfaces, scribes, scripts, postal markings, and seals, as well as those relating to literature, bibliography, editing, dating, conservation, cartography, commerce, heraldry, law, and military and naval matters.

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