Documentation Images:
Tipografiia of L. Mamonich (Mamonich brothers) – Vilnius

Evangelie – 1575

Original sources: Matfej.djvu, Mark.djvu, Luka.djvu, Ioann.djvu, sobornik.djvu

This book (which is found in digital form as low resolution .djvu files), is an anachronistic edition, primarily because it continues to use the "bolshoi yus" vowel (which here is interchangable with the letter "u"). The letter "on" has a round and a narrow form, but no distinctive initial form. The "narrow on" sometimes has diacritical marks, unlike later editions.

This book is remarkable because it makes use of a system of "accented punctuation" to indicate separations or verses and subsections in the readings appointed for liturgical use. There are numerous examples of this usage in the earlier manuscript tradition, but this is the only printed source that I have been able to identify which makes use of this system. I have identified seven forms:

1) period with accute accent,
2) period with double grave (or "izhe titlo") - this separates in color from the period [see 011b.jpg],
3) period with double grave and accute accent,
4) Slavonic question mark with double grave,
5) Slavonic question mark with double grave and accute accent,
6) period with elevated double grave, and
7) comma with elevated double grave.

A Slavonic question mark with accute accent is possible, but I didn't see this combination used.


005b.png – The scripture verse marker, form 1.

006a.png – The scripture verse marker, form 1.

011a.png – The scripture verse marker, form 2.

011b.png – The scripture verse marker, form 2 (with color separation).

017a.png – The scripture verse marker, form 3.

094b.png – The scripture verse marker, form 3.

025b.png – The scripture verse marker, form 4.

020b.png – The scripture verse marker, form 5.

063a.png – The scripture verse marker, form 6 (color separation).

043a.png – The scripture verse marker, form 7.

090a.png – The scripture verse marker, form 7.

(See HERE for extra images.)

 


Evangelie Uchitelnoe – 1595

cap_initial_o.png – The letter "O" in initial position has the decorated form. All lower case forms are used (round, narrow, omega, wide omega); the initial form is used with and without ornamentation ("knobs").

cap_narrow_o.png – Initial lower case "o" without ornamentation; Initial capital "0y" with a narrower form.

initial_o_inconsistent.png – Initial lower case "o", both without and with ornamentation.

long_short_d_1.png – The long-legged and short-legged "d" are used in the same word twice on this page.

long_short_d_2.png – The long-legged and short-legged "d" are used in the same word three times on this page.

medium_oh_1.png – the medium-sized exclamatory "O!"

medium_oh_2.png – the medium-sized exclamatory "O!"

medium_oh_3.png – the lower case and medium-sized exclamatory "O!" are found on the same page. (Notice that the lower case form has no stress mark, while the medium-sized form has a grave mark.)