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Astrolabe scribe
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2. Oxford, Bodleian Library MS E. Musaeo 54 (SC 3554)
Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library MS e. Musaeo 54
Identification:This scribe also copied CUL Dd 3.53 part 2
Sampled Folios:23r
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Usage: as
double compartment lower case 'a' is the scribe's preferred form.
Usage: same
secretary 'a' is used from time to time.
Usage: Also
Usage: Assencion
Usage: heued
looped 'd' used throughout.
Usage: declaracion
Usage: signes
interesting construction of the letter 'g' which can be seen clearly in both versions 1 and 2.
Usage: signe
the finishing tag on the lower lobe where the scribe removes his nib is easily visible.
Usage: signes
the lower compartment is not always left open.
Usage: sagittar
Usage: the
'h' has a tall stem. The head-loop grazes the shoulder and is therefore quite sizeable.
Usage: the
sometimes the tail-stroke of 'h' flicks to the right.
Usage: south
crossed 'h' in the 'th' combination.
Usage: ther
long 'r' and modern 'r' used almost interchangeably with a slight preponderance of long 'r'.
Usage: Orisonte
Usage: Rekne
Usage: verrei
Usage: degrees
kidney-shaped 's' is only used in final position but sigma 's' may also be used in final position.
Usage: signes
sigma 's' used in both initial and final position.
Usage: signes
long 's' used in initial position. Evidence of a long oblique approach stroke clearly visible. The scribe uses the same long approach stroke on his 'f'.
Usage: signes
not an upper case letter.
Usage: which
'w' has the 'B'-shaped element at the right and the left limb usually arches over the rest of the graph.
Usage: waite
Usage: knowe
on the top line of text.
Usage: v(er)ry
'y' almost always has some kind of mark above. The shape of the letter is very consistent.
Usage: Almury
Usage: eu(er)y
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þt
the only examples of thorn on this folio are for the abbreviation of 'that'.
Usage: þt
in both these examples, the thorn slopes backwards and the superscript letter is angled forward.
Usage: ȝodiak
the only example of the use of yogh is as here for the sound 'z'.
Usage: Ampersand is used frequently throughout the text on this folio. The accompanying stroke over the ampersand is set at various different angles.
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