A monotypic edition is an edition based on a single manuscript (a modern formation based on Greek μόνος ‘single’ and τύπος ‘blow, beat, type, imprint etc.’). The term, which originates in the field of printmaking, has been used in e.g. Haugen (2013, p. 40) in order to focus on the singularity of an edition. In this lexicon, the term documentary edition is used in the same meaning.
– Haugen, Odd Einar. 2013. “Editionen westnordischer Mittelaltertexte in Skandinavien – ein historischer Überblick.” In Geschichte der Edition in Skandinavien, edited by Paula Henrikson and Christian Janss, 13–47. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.