partial border

What is partial border?

partial border meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

A decorative band occupying one of the margins of a medieval manuscript, which does not extend the full length of the adjacent text. A partial border can be either centered in relation to thetext (or some other design element on the page) or positioned above or below center, or it may extend around one of the corners of the text. Click here to see foliate examples in a 15th-century French manuscript (British Library, Burney 210). Partial strewn borders are common in the Tongerloo Lectionary (Morgan Library, MS M.5).


reference: ABC-CLIO