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how the page is arranged for writing: single or double bounding lines, open or frame ruling, columns, etc.
the study of old handwriting
a manuscript that has been reused after the original text has been removed
a distinctive abbreviation stroke that looks a little like a figure 8
a sign used to mark a new paragraph or section of the text -- e.g., gamma, tau, etc.
a new paragraph, stanza, etc; it is a sign developed from a capital C with a vertical stroke or strokes. Scribes often used "//" as a sign to the rubricator as to where to introduce the paraph
writing material made out of animal skin
parchment used on the inside covers of a codex to paste down the edges of a leather binding
university-approved exemplars, rented by stationers
guidelines made with lead, often red in color
critical sign which marks the end of a paragraph or section
describes letters with flat bases lacking feet
making holes in the parchment to guide ruling
the opening section of a legal document
history of a manuscript; its origin and owners