Lexicon Browse - E

E-caudata - The letter e with a hook on it, often used in place of "ae" in Latin texts.Edge - The 3 outer edges of a bound codex.Edge-gilding - The use of gold or silver to provide a smooth surface on the exposed edge of the pages in a codex.Emblem - A pictorial allegory or symbolic representation, often accompanied by a motto.Endbands - The bands placed at the head and tail of the spine of a book in order to consolidate its ends, strengthen the attachment of the boards, and impede the entry of worms.Endleaf, Endpapers - see Flyleaf (Endleaf)English cursive documentary script - see Anglicana scriptEnglish Protogothic bookhand - A development of Caroline minuscule used for copying books, especially in England from the eleventh century on.Epistolary - A service book containing the Epistle readings for the Mass arranged according to the liturgical year.Evangelary/Evangelistary - Also known as a Gospel Lectionary or pericope book, an evangelary contains the Gospel readings for the Mass, arranged according to the liturgical year.Evangelist portrait - The evangelists are the 'authors' of the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). They were often depicted as scribes from the Early Christian period on.Evangelist symbol - The symbols of the evangelists derived from the Old Testament visions of Ezekiel and the vision of Saint John in the Apocalypse.Ex libris inscription (Ownership inscription) - An inscription that records a book's inclusion in a library, whether private or institutional. Such inscriptions offer valuable evidence of a manuscript's provenance.Exemplar - The manuscript from which another manuscript was copied.Explicit - The closing of a textual unit, from the Latin explicitus, meaning 'unrolled'.Expunction (Subpunction) - The dots placed under a text as part of the correction process to indicate a deletion.Exultet roll - see RollEyeskip - When a word or phrase is repeated at a short distance.