Manuscripts


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Manuscripts


the art or science of analyzing handwriting, especially that of manuscripts, with the purpose of establishing their authorship or authenticity. — bibliotist, n. — bibliotic, adj.
the study of early manuscripts. — codicologist, n. — codicologic, codicological, adj.
the critical study of original historical documents, as registers, treaties, and charters, especially from medieval periods.
a manuscript or other document written completely in the hand of the person above whose name it appears. — holograph, holographic, adj.
1. the art of decorating manuscripts with illustrations, as in the capitals, tracery, etc.
2. the decoration itself.
a parchment from which earlier writing has been partially or completely removed by scraping so that it may be used again. — palimpsestic, adj.
the study of papyrus manuscripts. — papyrologist, n. — papyrological, adj.
a room in a monastery for the writing or copying of manuscripts.
the art and practice of the scrivener or copyist. — scrivener, n.
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She has, therefore, attached to her own manuscripts, copious Extracts from precious publications in her possession, all bearing on this terrible subject.
While Stella read My Graves, punctuating its tragic paragraphs with chuckles, and Rusty slept the sleep of a just cat who has been out all night curled up on a Jane Andrews tale of a beautiful maiden of fifteen who went to nurse in a leper colony -- of course dying of the loathsome disease finally -- Anne glanced over the other manuscripts and recalled the old days at Avonlea school when the members of the Story Club, sitting under the spruce trees or down among the ferns by the brook, had written them.
These old Irish manuscripts are perhaps none of them older than the eleventh century, but the stories are far, far older.
When he had copied the article a second time and rolled it up carefully, he read in a newspaper an item on hints to beginners, and discovered the iron law that manuscripts should never be rolled and that they should be written on one side of the paper.
Pierre went round the study, approached the cupboard in which the manuscripts were kept, and took out what had once been one of the most important, the holy of holies of the order.
It cannot be said that the Everhard Manuscript is an important historical document.
I am forced to admit that even though I had traveled a long distance to place Bowen Tyler's manuscript in the hands of his father, I was still a trifle skeptical as to its sincerity, since I could not but recall that it had not been many years since Bowen had been one of the most notorious practical jokers of his alma mater.
MY BELOVED MAKAR ALEXIEVITCH,--So eager am I to do something that will please and divert you in return for your care, for your ceaseless efforts on my behalf--in short, for your love for me-- that I have decided to beguile a leisure hour for you by delving into my locker, and extracting thence the manuscript which I send you herewith.
She entered the room slowly with her everlasting manuscript in her hand.
Owen talked everything over with Captain Jim, but he would not let him see the manuscript.
while, as if by accident, Madonna Selvaggia's moonlike bosom would once more slip out its heavenly silver, perceiving which, Messer Firenzuola would open his manuscript again and proceed with his sweet learning.
Twelve years had passed since I had read the remarkable manuscript of this remarkable man; this man who remembered no childhood and who could not even offer a vague guess as to his age; who was always young and yet who had dandled my grandfather's great-grandfather upon his knee; this man who had spent ten years upon the planet Mars; who had fought for the green men of Barsoom and fought against them; who had fought for and against the red men and who had won the ever beautiful Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, for his wife, and for nearly ten years had been a prince of the house of Tardos Mors, Jeddak of Helium.