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Vocabularius ex quo : manuscript leaves from a German - Latin dictionary with an example of an inhabited initial.

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Language:
Latin. In German and Latin.
Earliest possible date:
1440
Latest possible date:
1460
Imprint:
[Germany, circa mid-15th century]
Format:
  • Manuscript/Archive
  • Two leaves, recto and verso, mounted and bound in an oversize linen folder.
Note:
36 lines in German cursive gothic script, brown ink, capital strokes in red, large initial "T" in red and green with yellow penwork incorporating a female bust with outstretched arms and a human-headed grotesque. Initials containing, typically, plant-form spirals with small figures of animals or humans that do not represent a specific person or scene are known as "inhabited" initials.
Access:
Open for research; material must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.
Summary:
Entries are for the letters "S" and "T" of this important German-Latin dictionary. The first edition appeared in 1467.
Source:
Purchased from the Dictionary collection of Thomas Main Rodgers, 2012. Accession 2012-270.
Local Subject:
The dictionary collection of Thomas Malin Rodgers. Medieval and Renaissance studies Germany 15th century.
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