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colophon

(kŏl`əfŏn') [Gr.,=finishing stroke]. Before the use of printing in Western Europe a manuscript often ended with a statement about the author, the scribe, or the illuminator. The first printed book to have a comparable concluding statement was the Mainz Psalter, crediting the printer and giving the date printed (1457) in its last paragraph. After this, a printed book commonly ended with this statement, now called a colophon. The information came to be given on the title page after c.1520. The name colophon is applied also to a printer's mark or a publisher's device on a title page or elsewhere.
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In the Hebrew colophon of Bechinat Olam, Estellina writes: "I, Estellina, wife of my master my husband the honored Rabbi Abraham Conat -- may he be blessed with children and may his days be prolonged, Amen
In addition to those from Sri Lanka and Cambodia mentioned here, the Gihicaritta from Shan State (see below) also appears from its colophons to be a nineteenth-century composition.
Al-Wahidi's introduction to al-Basit, and his colophon, are important documents both for their elucidation of his early hermeneutical approach and for the information they give about his life and education.
In this scenario, whatever the earlier meaning of The Ear Picker, the Northern Song colophon writers chose to identify the ear-picking figure with people and concerns familiar to themselves.
Redman," and the offyce of sh[y]reffes, bailliffes of liberties, escheatours co[n]stables and coroners, where she gives her name in the colophon as "Elysabeth Pykerynge wydo to Robert Redman").
Although the moniker didn't enter the English language until Burton and Warton escorted it, the first colophon actually dates from a century and a half earlier: the German Mainz Psalter, a book of Psalms published in 1457 by Johann Fust and Peter Schoffer.
The name Skarnyng in the heading of the Natura brevium and in the colophon to the set of legal notes in law French at the end of the manuscript were later crossed through and 'Straunge' written beneath in the same hand as appears elsewhere in the manuscript, including another ownership inscription on the page opposite the opening of the Natura brevium: 'Cest liuer apparteyn all Antony Straunge'.
The baptism section ends at line 174, where we find the first colophon, and the masiqta follows after the large illustrated part.
Dated 25 November 1563, the colophon of the third Becon volume indicates that it was in press at the same time, or soon after, completion of the first edition of Acts and Monuments on 20 March of the same year.
This Acquisto da Bettona is very likely the Acquistus who was a papal commissarius in 1444 (Kristeller, 4:491, transcribing a colophon, of Barcelona, Biblioteca Central, ms.
And finally, there are the errors and omissions, probably inevitable in so extensive a catalogue, but one wishes nonetheless that they could have been avoided in a few critical cases, such as the colophon to the "Berkeley theory manuscript" (no.
It is also disappointing to find that enough time existed for the publisher to typeset and print the list of errata and corrigenda (on the page following the colophon on numbered page 98), rather than incorporate the corrections into the volume itself.