Palaeography
5 views | +0 today
Follow
Palaeography
Material to complement the Palaeography and Editorial Techniques mini-seminar (MPhil European Literature & Culture, Cambridge)
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Gwen Sims-Williams
Scoop.it!

Büchlein der Titel aller Stände. Nürnberg: Marx Ayrer, [14]87

Büchlein der Titel aller Stände. Nürnberg: Marx Ayrer, [14]87 | Palaeography | Scoop.it
Gwen Sims-Williams's insight:

A seemingly earlier variant, with strikingly different design, but similar content.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gwen Sims-Williams
Scoop.it!

Incunabula Short Title Catalogue

Incunabula Short Title Catalogue | Palaeography | Scoop.it

The Incunabula Short Title Catalogue is the international database of 15th-century European printing created by the British Library with contributions from institutions worldwide.

 

You can:

 

1) Perform a simple search using different kinds of keywords

 

2) Find items by browsing author, title, dates, and other headings

 

The database records nearly every item printed from movable type before 1501, but not material printed entirely from woodblocks or engraved plates. 29,777 editions are listed as at January 8th 2008, including some 16th-century items previously assigned incorrectly to the 15th century.

Gwen Sims-Williams's insight:

The mother lode of incunabula!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gwen Sims-Williams
Scoop.it!

Deciphering Handwriting - a palaeography tutorial by the National Archives

Deciphering Handwriting - a palaeography tutorial by the National Archives | Palaeography | Scoop.it

At first glance, many documents written at this time look illegible to the modern reader. By reading the practical tips and working through the documents in the Tutorial in order of difficulty, you will find that it becomes much easier to read old handwriting.

Gwen Sims-Williams's insight:

Concise introduction to reading handwriting from 1500 - 1800. Includes interactive tutorials (and a game!)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gwen Sims-Williams
Scoop.it!

Büchlein der Titel aller Stände. Augsburg: Johann Schobser, [14]88

Büchlein der Titel aller Stände. Augsburg: Johann Schobser, [14]88 | Palaeography | Scoop.it
Gwen Sims-Williams's insight:

Digitised edition of incunabule kept in the Staatsbibliothek München. Text gives example of how to address letters to different ranks of society. A few typographical variations compared to a very similar edition housed in the UL in Cambridge.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gwen Sims-Williams
Scoop.it!

GW. Datenbank «Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke»

GW. Datenbank «Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke» | Palaeography | Scoop.it

Die Datenbank Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke begleitet die Druck­ausgabe des Gesamt­katalogs der Wiegen­drucke (GW), der in alpha­be­tischer Form sämt­liche Drucke des 15. Jahr­hunderts verzeich­net.

Gwen Sims-Williams's insight:

A mainly bilingual German catalogue of all incunabula, based on the "Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke". Very useful (if hefty) as an initial research tool: lists location, variants etc.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gwen Sims-Williams
Scoop.it!

Scriptorium: Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Online

Scriptorium: Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Online | Palaeography | Scoop.it

A digital archive of manuscript miscellanies and commonplace books from c. 1450-1720, including research and teaching resources for late medieval and early modern manuscript studies.

more...
No comment yet.