Geste Pastedowns Abbreviations

David Selwyn, Edmund Geste and his books

Pastedowns

Abbreviations

BL Leaves from an English printed book in black-letter.
Eng Leaf or leaves from a MS of English origin.
Fr Leaf or leaves from a MS of French origin.
Ital Leaf or leaves from a MS of Italian origin.
MS Leaves or leaf from a MS in parchment or paper.
MS(G) Flyleaves from a MS in Geste's hand.
MS+ Strip of parchment to strengthen spine and/or binding structure.
MS* Pastedown or flyleaves now kept separately.
MS** Leaves or leaf from blank parchment or paper.
Neth Leaf or leaves from a MS from the Netherlands.
Pb Leaf or leaves from a printed book.
Pb+ Strip of paper from a printed book.
PDN Pastedowns - Image number (see the database at www.bibsoc.org.uk/Geste).
$ Compacted leaf/leaves as part of pasteboard.
$$ Flyleaves.
+** Strip of blank parchment or paper to strengthen spine and/or binding structure.
++ Stub/strip from fold-over of same MS/pb.
£ Pastedown or MS+ now covered over by modern paper/flyleaf.
^ Item now covered in a leaf from a MS in parchment.
^^ Item now covered in a paper leaf from a MS in Geste's hand.
Identification by Dr Christopher de Hamel.
†† Identification by an unknown reader.
††† and †DS Identification by Dr David J. Shaw
†GW Identification by staff at the Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

Other references relate to panels, rolls and other binding types listed in Appendix IV.