Manuscript Laboratory, Part 1: Determining Provenance and Descriptive Bibliography  (Click here for tips to help you fill out this worksheet.)




Description of Content (Author / Text / Relation to Other Versions in MS or Print):



Physical Description--Paper size (h/w in cm.); Text block size (h/w in cm); Paper composition (chainlines?  watermarks?):



Number of leaves/folia/pages:

Imposition of text on leaves/folia/pages:

Further issues:

Lines per page (most/least, average):

Words per line (most/least, average):

Characteristics of the script (era, formality, abbreviations, distinctive letter forms):



Other document evidence not visible in digital surrogate




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