256. Manuscripts


See also 53. BOOKS ; 249. LITERATURE ; 428. WRITING .

bibliotics
the art or science of analyzing handwriting, especially that of manuscripts, with the purpose of establishing their authorship or authenticity. —bibliotist , n. —bibliotic , adj.
codicology
the study of early manuscripts. —codicologist , n. —codicologic, codicological , adj.
diplomatics
the critical study of original historical documents, as registers, treaties, and charters, especially from medieval periods.
holograph
a manuscript or other document written completely in the hand of the person above whose name it appears. —holograph, holographic , adj.
illumination
1. the art of decorating manuscripts with illustrations, as in the capitals, tracery, etc.
2. the decoration itself.
palimpsest
a parchment from which earlier writing has been partially or completely removed by scraping so that it may be used again. —palimpsestic , adj.
papyrology
the study of papyrus manuscripts. —papyrologist , n. —papyrological , adj.
scriptorium
a room in a monastery for the writing or copying of manuscripts.
scrivenery
the art and practice of the scrivener or copyist. —scrivener , n.

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