Book-by-book coding instructions

ID # APA1967
TITLE: The Wars of Alexander
ED.  Walter W. Skeat
PUBLISHED: Early English Text Society Extra Series 47 (1886)


En-face? YES, PARTLY. See "Structure," below.

Key and code the following pages:

  1. Title page (front and back)  = pages [iii-iv]
  2. Main text                    = pages 1-283


  <FRONT> contains the title page only.
  <BODY> contains the main text, divided into twenty-
    eight major divisions (<DIV1>s).
     are used to mark each of the twenty-seven "Passus";
     the twenty-eighth <DIV1> contains the appended
     "Story of Alexander" (pp.279-83).
     Many of the passus exist in both of the two extant
     manuscripts (Ashmole and Dublin), which this edition
     prints separately on facing pages. If any portion
     of a passus exists in both of these versions, divide
     the corresponding <DIV1> into two <DIV2>s, one
     for each version. Watch for "[Ashmole" or "Dublin]"
     at the head of each page to check which version is
     printed on that page.
     <DIV1> Passus 1: Ashmole      pp. 1-7
     <DIV1> Passus 2: Ashmole      pp. 7-17
     <DIV1> Passus 3
       <DIV2> Ashmole              pp. 17-22; even pp. 24-26.
       <DIV2> Dublin               odd pp. 23-27.
     <DIV1> Passus 4
       <DIV2> Ashmole              even pp. 26-42
       <DIV2> Dublin               odd pp. 27-43
     <DIV1> Passus 5
       <DIV2> Ashmole              even pp. 42-58
       <DIV2> Dublin               odd pp. 43-59
     <DIV1> Passus 6
       <DIV2> Ashmole              even pp. 58-78
       <DIV2> Dublin               odd pp. 59-79
     <DIV1> Passus 7
       <DIV2> Ashmole              even pp. 78-94
       <DIV2> Dublin               odd pp. 79-95
     <DIV1> Passus 8
       <DIV2> Ashmole              even pp. 96-112
       <DIV2> Dublin               odd pp. 97-113
     <DIV1> Passus 9
       <DIV2> Ashmole              even pp. 114-132
       <DIV2> Dublin               odd pp. 115-133
     <DIV1> Passus 10
       <DIV2> Ashmole              even pp. 132-150
       <DIV2> Dublin               odd pp. 133-151
     <DIV1> Passus 11
       <DIV2> Ashmole              even pp. 152-166
       <DIV2> Dublin               odd pp. 153-167
     <DIV1> Passus 12
       <DIV2> Ashmole              even pp. 166-178
       <DIV2> Dublin               odd pp. 167-179
     <DIV1> Passus 13
       <DIV2> Ashmole              even pp. 178-190
       <DIV2> Dublin               odd pp. 179-191
     <DIV1> Passus 14
       <DIV2> Ashmole              even pp. 190-206
       <DIV2> Dublin               odd pp. 191-205
     <DIV1> Passus 15: Ashmole     pp. 206-212
     <DIV1> Passus 16: Ashmole     pp. 212-216
     <DIV1> Passus 17: Ashmole     pp. 216-223
     <DIV1> Passus 18: Ashmole     pp. 223-231
     <DIV1> Passus 19: Ashmole     pp. 231-235
     <DIV1> Passus 20: Ashmole     pp. 235-241
     <DIV1> Passus 21: Ashmole     pp. 241-245
     <DIV1> Passus 22: Ashmole     pp. 245-251
     <DIV1> Passus 23: Ashmole     pp. 251-257
     <DIV1> Passus 24: Ashmole     pp. 257-264
     <DIV1> Passus 25: Ashmole     pp. 264-270
     <DIV1> Passus 26: Ashmole     pp. 270-275
     <DIV1> Passus 27: Ashmole     pp. 275-276
         [Treat the paraphrase on pp. 276-278 
         as an extended note]
     <DIV1> Story of Alex.:Dublin  pp. 279-283
  Folio references appear in brackets in the margins, 
  like this:
  [Fol.9.]          <MILESTONE UNIT="folio" N="9a">
  [Fol.9 b.]        <MILESTONE UNIT="folio" N="9b">
  [Fol.10.]         <MILESTONE UNIT="folio" N="10a">
  [Fol.10 b.]       <MILESTONE UNIT="folio" N="10b">
  A small portion of the text (pp. 229-245)
  is cross-referenced to another book called "Alexander 
  and Dindimus" through marginal references. Record
  these as milestones. Examples:
  (p.229)     Alex. and Dind., p. 8     
  record as:  <MILESTONE REND="AlexDind" UNIT="p" N="8">
  (p.245)     Alex. and Dind., p. 42
  record as:  <MILESTONE REND="AlexDind" UNIT="p" N="42">
  (p.245)     [End of Alexander and Dindimus]
  record as:  <NOTE PLACE="marg">[<I>End of</I> <B>Alexander 
              and Dindimus</B>]</NOTE>
  Most notes are footnotes, keyed to the text by footnote
  reference numbers. Record these in the usual way as
  <NOTE PLACE="foot">.
  There are some scribal notes in the margin in small 
  bold type. Record these in the usual way as
  <NOTE PLACE="marg">.
     Example (p.47): 
   <L>Alexander with ane oste &middot; of mony able princez,</L>
   <L>Ayrand owt of Ermony &middot; hed all &thorn;e erth wonne;
   <NOTE PLACE="marg">2<SUP>a</SUP> victoria alexandri</NOTE></L>
  There are also some notes in brackets at the ends of sections,
  or marking places where text is missing. The PLACE attribute
  may be omitted in such cases if there is no obvious value
  to use.
Bold type in the main text

   Some lines and portions of lines of verse are in bold type.
   Record this with the <B> tag. If individual letters within
   the bold-type word are italicized, treat the whole word
   as bold. Example (p.159):
   I, Dary, with þe dignite
   · þe dyademe of pers,
   Record as:
   <L><B>"I, Dary, with &thorn;e dignite</B> &middot; &thorn;e
   dyademe of pers,</L>

   Record the left-pointing index finger as &lindex;
          the right-pointing index fingers as &rindex;