"It was a forgery but a genuine forgery." Stefan Reif, professor emeritus of medieval Hebrew at University of Cambridge, explains it this way: It is as if, in order to preserve the manuscript, someone copied it in its entirety in the 11th century--updating the spelling and punctuation--and included the original colophon
30), whereas a lontar (with no date or colophon
, and therefore arguably recent) purchased by Prof.
In this respect, Li, for all the humility of his colophon
, assimilates the great poets within his own unpretentious conception of the world and makes light of the painter-poet's drama of creation.
mentioned clearly in its colophon
. In the British Museum copy, there are
Robert Redman's widow printed her name in various ways in the title pages and/or colophons
often publications, but in only two of them do we find statements of both date and publisher.
The first scribe had the job of putting down all the texts in sequence, leaving room for incipits and colophons
. It was the correcting scribe's task to fill in the framework by providing the titles and clarifying the breaks from one section to the next.
The wealth of information given in colophons
and inscriptions is exploited to build up a picture of patronage by the clergy, monasteries, and secular patrons, of which the royal and aristocratic were the most prominent.
is reproduced in Benedictins du Bouveret, Colophons
de Manuscrits Occidentaux des Origines au XVIe siecle, V, P-Z (Fribourg, Switzerland, 1979), 543-4.
Written backwards in order to achieve legible forward script on the final print, texts complemented drawings and the cleanness of serifs, colophons
and decorative curlicues placed between separate lines of poetry and the drawings of men, beasts, plants and insects, reveals how passionately the artist sought for total compositional unity.
are found in some manuscripts and books made as long ago as the 6th century AD.
In each of these works, Pettibone carefully painted (in oil) the front covers and sometimes the title pages, dedications, or colophons
of Pound's books against a flat, monochromatic background.