Re: [GTh] Manuscript Notes: Page 32
> Since Mike is the "Keeper of the Holy Facsimile Edition" maybe he couldSure thing, Rick. In the Thomas section of Codex II, all the odd-numbered
> give us a quick run-down on the direction of the fibers on each page.
> That would indeed be helpful.
pages have vertical fibers, all the even-numbered pages have horizontal.
When the codex is open, an even-numbered page is on the left, an odd-
numbered page on the right, so one would open to pages 32-33, e.g.,
and pages 31-32 would be on opposite sides of the left-hand leaf, pages
33-34 on opposite sides of the other. (The codex wasn't originally
but the facsimile pagination seems to be well-based.)
> 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)