Palaeography, Manuscripts, Codicology


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Reference Works
  • Cappelli, Dizionario di abbreviature / Lexicon abbreviaturarum (1928) [uni-koeln]; (Leipzig, 1901) [link]; (Milan, 1899) [link]
  • T. W. Allen, Notes on Abbreviations in Greek Manuscripts (Oxford, 1889) [link]

General Accounts
  • Bischoff, Latin Palaeography: Antiquity and the Middle Ages (Cambridge, 1990) [limited preview ]
  • W. Schubart, Das Buch bei den Griechischen und Römern, 2nd ed. (Berlin and Leipzig, 1921) [link]
  • W. Schubart, Einführung in die Papyruskunde (Berlin, 1918) [archive.org]
  • J. Muñoz y Rivero, Paleografía Visigoda: Método téorico-practico para aprender a leer los codices y documentos españoles de los siglos V al XII (Madrid, 1919) [archive.org]
  • V. E. Gardthausen, Griechische Paläographie, 2nd ed., vol. 1 (Leipzig, 1911) [archive.org]; vol. 2 (Leipzig, 1913) [archive.org]; [1st ed.] (Leipzig, 1879) [link ]
  • F. Steffens, Paléographie Latine (Paris, 1910) [Archivi ]
  • E. M. Thompson, Handbook of Greek and Latin Palaeography (London, 1906) [link ]
  • F. G. Kenyon, The Palaeography of Greek Papyri (Oxford, 1899) [archive.org]
  • T. Birt, Das antike Buchwesen (Munich, 1882) [link]
  • W. de Gray Birch, The History, Art and Palaeography of the Manuscript Styled the Utrecht Psalter (London, 1876) [link]
  • A. Merino de Jesu-Christo, Escuela paleographica, ó de leer letras antiguas, desde la entrade de los Godos en España hasta nuestro tiempos (Madrid, 1780) [link ]
  • B. de Montfaucon, Palaeographia Graeca (1708, repr. 1970) [link ]

  • H. Shaw, A Handbook of the Art of Illumination as Practiced during the Middle Ages (London, 1866) [link]
  • H. Shaw, The Hand-Book of Mediaeval Alphabets and Devices (London, 1853) [link]

Facsimiles and Collections of Specimens
  • M. R. James, Illustrations of the Book of Genesis: Being a Complete Reproduction in Facsimile of the Manuscript British Museum, Egerton 1894 (Oxford, 1921) [archive.org]
  • F. G. Kenyon, The Codex Alexandrinus (Royal Ms. 1 D V-VIII) in Reduced Photographic Facsimile, OT pt. 1 [Gen. - Ruth] (London, 1915) [archive.org]
  • L. R. Dean, An Index to Facsimiles in the Palaeographical Society Publications (Princeton, 1914) [link]
  • M. R. James, The Treatise of Walter de Milemete De nobilitatibus, sapientiis, et prudentiis regum, Reproduced in Facsimile from the Unique Manuscript Preserved at Christ Church, Oxford, together with a Selection of Pages from the Companion Manuscript of the Treatise De secretis secretorum Aristotelis, Preserved in the Library of the Earl of Leicester at Holkham Hall (Oxford, 1913) [archive.org]
  • M. Hyamson, Mosaicarum et romanarum legum collatio: With Introduction, Facsimile and Transcription of the Berlin Codex, Translation, Notes and Appendices (Oxford, 1913) [archive.org]
  • W. Schubart, Papyri Graecae Berolinenses (Bonn, 1911) [archive.org]
  • P. F. de' Cavalieri and H. Lietzmann, Specimina codicum Graecorum Vaticanorum (Bonn, 1910) [archive.org]
  • J. K. Fotheringham, The Bodleian Manuscript of Jerome's Version of the Chronicle of Eusebius Reproduced in Collotype (Oxford, 1905) [link]
  • M. Prou, Manuel de paléographie: Recueil de fac-similés d'écritures du Ve au XVIIe siècle (Paris, 1904) [link]
  • R. Ellis, Specimens of Latin Palaeography from Mss. in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1903) [link ]
  • Homeri Ilias cum Scholiis: Codex Venetus A. Marcianus 454, with prefix by D. Comparetti, Codices Graeci et Latini photographice depicti 6 (1901) [U of Houston ]
  • Lightfoot (ed.), "An Autotype of the Constantinople Manuscript" [of Clement of Rome], in Apostolic Fathers, 1.1 (London, 1890) [link ]
  • H. Omont, Fac-similés de manuscrits grecs des XVe et XVIe siècles (Paris, 1887) [link]
  • T. K. Abbot (ed.), Par Palimpsestorum Dublinensium: The Codex Rescriptus Dublinensis of St. Matthew's Gospel (Z); also, Fragments of the Book of Isaiah in the LXX Version... (Dublin, 1880) [link]
  • A. Champollion, Paléographie des classiques latins d'après les plus beaux manuscrits de la Bibliothèque royale de Paris (Paris, 1837) [link]

Websites with MS. Facsimiles
NB also: Tennessee Bob's List of Links [many defunct]; Flickr group Manuscripta Mediaevalia [link ]; University of Glasgow Library at Flickr [link]