książki artystyczne; edytorstwo; sztuka wydawnicza; książka staropolska; enigmonim
Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
R. Ocieczek (red.), "O literackiej ramie wydawniczej w książkach dawnych" (S. 44-62). Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
In the essay an attempt has been made to interprete the functioning of enigmonims
or versified author’s riddles, in the old book. On the examples taken
from the files of The Dictionary of Pseudonyms of Polish Writers (in the collection
of the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in
Warsaw) the rhymed cryptonyms were shown of the authors of the 17th and the
18th c. — little known creators, translators and panegyrists. They put their
encoded personal data on the front covers or at the end of the books.
Enigmonims functioned as independent cryptonyms or together with other
pseudonyms, they indirectly defined the author.
Versified riddles giving data about the name and often also about the profession
or beliefs of the author, fulfilled, first of all, advertising and folk functions
in the old prints.