Scribal ProfileHand 1
|Current Manuscript:||USA, San Marino, CA, Henry E. Huntington Library MS HM 140|
|Sampled Folios:||68r, 73v|
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squarish horned single compartment 'a'.
a squarish lobe to this upper case 'A'.
looping approach stroke to upper case letter.
looped and unlooped 'd' are both in the scribe's repertoire . The lobe of 'd' often appears triangular.
'd' in final position with descending tag as a continuation of the upper loop.
the scribe also uses the unlooped secretary graph for this letter.
tailed 'g' with counter-clockwise flick of the tail.
the cross-stroke at the head of 'g' continues horizontally before the scribe adds the abbreviative sign for the plural.
upper case 'G' with horned head.
a neatly contained 'h' graph.
'gh' combination with crossed 'h'.
upper case 'H' at the beginning of a line.
'h' on the top line with looping descender curling around the main stem.
modern 'r' is used in all positions.
'z'-shaped 'r' in initial position.
'r' graph overshadowed by the elaborate rising flourish which probably represents a missing final 'e'.
kidney-shaped 's' always used as final 's' on the sample folios.
long 's' used initially and medially. The stem of the graph is thick in the middle and tapers at head and foot.
upper case graph at the beginning of a line.
the left limb is taller than the remainder of the graph.
the graph may appear with or without an approach stroke.
nearly all 'w's on f73v are of this looped anglicana type, whereas the graph seen in versions 1 and 2 were most represented on f68. Both styles are used as upper case letters also.
Usage: in worde
the left limb is usually set at an angle which is paralleled by the right.