19. Dictionaries & Lexical Texts

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Blockprint and MS in Chinese on paper, Nanjing?, China, 1814, 5 vols., 23x14 cm, 8 columns, (16x11 cm), 16 characters in Chinese book script, additions in black and red ink; MS: 4 pp. owner's notes (16x10 cm) 12 columns, 20 characters; titles on bottom edges. Binding: Nanjing?, China, 1814, stitched on 4 stations (xiangzhuang), grey paper covers.

MS in Irish, English, French, Latin, Hebrew, Greek, Arabic (text 1), and English, French, German, Italian, Latin, Greek (text 2) on paper, text 1: Dublin, 1795, 43 pp.; text 2: Middle Hill, 1860-1866, 288 pp.; 32x19 cm, single column, (30x18 cm), in cursive script by Colonel Vallancey (text 1) and Sir Thomas Phillipps (text 2), as a ledger with alphabet tabs.

MS in Latin on vellum, Italy, ca. 1400, 2 vols., 105+177 ff. (complete), vol. 1 (Books 1-13): 35x25 cm, single column, (25x16 cm), vol. 2 (Books 19-37): 37x25 cm, 2 columns, (25x16 cm), signed by Saint Giacomo.

MS in Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic on paper, Egypt, 13th c., 38 ff., 20x13 cm, single column, (14x9 cm), 18 lines in an oriental rabbinic Hebrew cursive script.

MS in Latin on vellum, Northern France, Flanders or England, 1150-1175, 2 ff., 39x29 cm, 2 columns, (31x22 cm), 44 lines in Romanesque book script of medium quality, over 150 small painted capitals in red or green, 9 large 2-line decorated initials in red or green.

MS in Neo Sumerian and Babylonian on clay, Babylonia, 1400-1100 BC, 1 tablet, 24,3x16,5x4,0 cm, 2+2 columns, 213 lines of originally ca. 260 lines, in cuneiform script.

MS in Sumerian on clay, Sumer, ca. 2500 BC, 1 tablet, 12,6x13,4x2,5 cm, 6 columns, 96 compartments in a fine professional cuneiform script.

MS in Sumerian on clay, Sumer, Uruk III, 3100-3000 BC, lower 1/2 of a tablet, 10,5x24,5x4,5 cm (originally ca. 25x24,5x4,5 cm), 9 columns, 120 lines in pictographic script.