RE: [GTh] Manuscript Notes: Page 32
- Judy wrote:
||This really is a very small "inflection" especially in something that has
||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
||horizontal fibres on top and those with the vertical fibres on top.
I'll save the details for when I send in the note about Page 33, but yes,
there is a significant difference in the slope of the line (at least in
relative terms) on Page 33 compared to Page 32. It is of course possible to
see the difference with the naked eye, but when you see the actual numbers,
you might be surprised. Probably most surprising is the deviation in the
standard variation between that of Page 32 and Page 33 (the writer wandered
a lot with the pend. Too tired, maybe?).
Since Mike is the "Keeper of the Holy Facsimile Edition" maybe he could give
us a quick run-down on the direction of the fibers on each page. That would
indeed be helpful.
> In the Middle Ages, ['quire'] had a number of specific meanings, withAs I said earlier, Bob, regardless of this and other definitions deriving
> specific names. In modern times, it refers to 1/20th of a ream, IIRC.
> See the Wikipedia.
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)