## RE: [GTh] Manuscript Notes: Page 32

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• Rick says: Since my initial note on this issue, I have devised a way to calculate the trajectory of the line slant, or skew (again using a CAD type program).
Message 1 of 40 , Feb 7, 2010

Rick says:

Since my initial note on this issue, I have devised a way to calculate the
trajectory of the line slant, or skew (again using a CAD type program). It
turns out that my original observation that the lines are indeed, "more or
less" level. In fact, all the lines on Page 32 skew ever so slightly upward
(they inflect). By ever so slightly I mean that the standard deviation in
skew is .3 degrees of inflection (rise from left to right).

This really is a very small “inflection” especially in something that has been hand-written.  It will be interesting to see if there are similar variations in the other pages, and also if they vary between the pages that are written with the horizontal fibres on top and those with the vertical fibres on top.

Judy

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• ... As I said earlier, Bob, regardless of this and other definitions deriving from non-ancient binding and publishing processes, James Robinson didn t use the
Message 40 of 40 , Feb 10, 2010
> In the Middle Ages, ['quire'] had a number of specific meanings, with
> specific names. In modern times, it refers to 1/20th of a ream, IIRC.
> See the Wikipedia.

As I said earlier, Bob, regardless of this and other definitions deriving
from non-ancient binding and publishing processes, James Robinson
didn't use the word that way in his Intro to the Facsimile edition. In his
usage, a quire is an indefinite number of leaves folded together:

"A *codex* is made up of one or more *gatherings", usually referred
to as *quires*. For although this term is derived from *quaterniones*,
which is the designation for gatherings of four sheets (which came
to predominate), it has taken on the broader meaning of gatherings
of any number of *sheets* or *bifolios*." (p.32)

Mike
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