Excerpt from The Coronation Book of Charles V. Of France: Cottonian Ms. Tiberius B. VIIIIn printing the text of the Coronation Book an attempt has been made to reproduce the spelling and punctuation of the original. The contractions, which are few in... MoreExcerpt from The Coronation Book of Charles V.
Of France: Cottonian Ms. Tiberius B. VIIIIn printing the text of the Coronation Book an attempt has been made to reproduce the spelling and punctuation of the original. The contractions, which are few in number, have been expanded.
Mistakes committed by the scribe have generally been corrected in the text, but in all cases of this kind a foot-note gives the reading of the ms. Spellings which are characteristic of the age, and mistakes which are found also in other manuscripts of the coronation service, are not corrected in the text, but an obelus (i) has been placed to assure the reader that the peculiarity is in the ms. And is not an error of the press, and the same mark has been used when a word has been accidentally repeated by the scribe. Words and letters which seem to have been accidentally omitted by the scribe have been supplied in square brackets on the authority of other texts of the Coronation Service.
The practice of the ms. In the matter of punctuation and the use of capital letters is irregular, but the text of the ms. Has been closely followed. In a few places, especially in the rubrics, full points and initial capitals are used by the scribe in such a way as to interfere with the sense, and in printing some of these passages lower-case letters have been used instead of capitals, but the change has always been recorded in a foot-note.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.
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