In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Each folio has a front and a back, usually now called recto and verso.
- Take for example the important sheet from Edinburgh that shows a Drowning of Leander on the recto and The Battle of the Amazons on the verso.
- This is parallel translation with the Anglo-Saxon on the verso and the translation on the recto.
- However, it was very much the habit to place the blank sheet as the recto (looking at the opening of a book, the right leaf), with the miniature on the verso (looking at the open book, the left leaf).
- The story begins with text alone on both recto and verso.
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