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RE: VMs: RE: Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 17:27:28 -0400

Nick wrote:

If (as I believe) you're referring to the Georg Hayniger MS, there
are some
nice gallows-like characters at the start of the paragraphs on
pages 22v -
24v. :-)

Herbal, Nick, not alchemical... geez! :-)  Search for herbal and
you'll find a couple of very good entries, one anonymous with blue
dolphins for roots in some drawings.  Cooool!!!

I get your point though.  I really enjoy looking at manuscripts
from all ages.  The alchemicals and astronomicals have tons of VMS
style abbreviations, even your 4o is in there somewhere.  There's
also an anonymous English treatise on ephemerides (1541 I think)
where the writer writes the word "to" almost exactly like the VMS

Some of the religious texts are pretty interesting as well.  Many
highly abbreviated pages, precursors to shorthand I would wager.

What I wouldn't give to be able to spend months in the English
libraries.  Here in Texas medieval was the 1950's! :-)


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