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Hammond Scribe
Profiles for this Scribe:
11. London, British Library, MS Arundel 59
Current Manuscript:London, British Library, MS Arundel 59
Sampled Folios:8v
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Usage: and
single compartment 'a' is used throughout on this folio with little variation in shape.
Usage: A
Usage: Amend
upper case graph with elongated upper lobe.
Usage: brode
the scribe always uses looped 'd' although he uses other graphs which are secretary in style.
Usage: yerd
where 'd' is in final position it almost always has a vertical tag.
Usage: Do
the scribe's upper case graph for 'D'.
Usage: goddis
Usage: goddis
'g' with typical tag on the top right side of the lower lobe. The lower compartment is much larger than the upper compartment.
Usage: nought
a typical 'ght' combination.
Usage: this
typical 'h' graph with triangular looped head and vertical limb.
Usage: cloth
'h' is usually crossed after 't'.
Usage: He
the upper case graph with long limb and tail-stroke turning clockwise and looping back to connect with the following graph.
Usage: honour
as in version 3 the scribe has looped the tail of 'h' to join on to the next letter.
Usage: prow
the scribe mostly uses 'z'-shaped 'r' in all positions.
Usage: array
long double 'r' is used several times on this folio.
Usage: this
kidney-shaped 's' is used in final position.
Usage: shal
sigma 's' is used as well as long 's' in initial position and it is also used in medial position which is unusual.
Usage: excessif
Usage: Suche
Usage: yowre
'w' in the middle of a word with extended left arm, perhaps because the word is on the top line.
Usage: yowre
'w' with curved approach stroke.
Usage: What
upper case letter at the beginning of a line with curved approach stroke to the extended left limb.
Usage: yowre
the tail of 'y' is not usually very long.
Usage: array
Usage: verray
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Be
Usage: Loven
Usage: In
Usage: Vnto
s and p
Usage: suche
a distinctive feature of the Hammond Scribe's hand is the extended head-stroke of long 's'. It frequently arches above several graphs, sometimes above several words.
Usage: sumwhat
Usage: slevis vp
another typical Hammond Scribe graph. The fine tail of 'p' is always at a slant.
Usage: nought sprede
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