Vocabularius ex quo : manuscript leaves from a German - Latin dictionary with an example of an inhabited initial
- Latin. In German and Latin.
- [Germany, circa mid-15th century]
- Physical description
- Two leaves, recto and verso, mounted and bound in an oversize linen folder.
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- Entries are for the letters "S" and "T" of this important German-Latin dictionary. The first edition appeared in 1467.
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- 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.
- Open for research; material must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.
- Purchased from the Dictionary collection of Thomas Main Rodgers, 2012. Accession 2012-270.
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