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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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Latin. In German and Latin.
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[Germany, circa mid-15th century]
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  • Two leaves, recto and verso, mounted and bound in an oversize linen folder.
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.
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Entries are for the letters "S" and "T" of this important German-Latin dictionary. The first edition appeared in 1467.
Purchased from the Dictionary collection of Thomas Main Rodgers, 2012. Accession 2012-270.
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The dictionary collection of Thomas Malin Rodgers. Medieval and Renaissance studies Germany 15th century.

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