Scribal ProfileTrevisa-Gower Scribe
|Profiles for this Scribe:|
1. London, University College Library, Special Collections MS frag. Angl. 1
|Current Manuscript:||London, University College Library, Special Collections MS frag. Angl. 1|
|Identification:||Images not good|
|Folios:||1-4 (2 bifolia unconnected)|
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straight-sided, double compartment 'a' is used throughout. The upper compartment often appears squarish in shape.
the scribe uses two versions of upper case 'A' on this folio. Both versions have two sets of parallel lines in the interior of the graph, a common feature in upper case letters by this scribe.
the more usual 'A' for this scribe.
squarish lobe of unlooped 'd'. The diagonal cross-stroke at the head is very short .
bitings between 'd' and 'e' are frequent.
more pairs of parallel lines to decorate the upper case graph.
tailed 'g' with squarish lobe and short tail-stroke turning clockwise almost at right-angles to the descender.
sometimes the scribe links the lower compartment to the upper compartment with a fine hairline stroke.
the ascender of 'h' is notched or floreated at the head and has an angled foot.
the limb descends almost vertically.
more sets of parallel lines in the interior of the graph.
modern 'r' is used in all positions.
the scribe tends to add a vertical tag to 'r', 't' and 'f' when in final position.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o' and other round-bodied graphs.
the scribe uses the same mark for the 'er' abbreviation, a neatly executed diamond shape attached by hairline curving stroke to the graph.
straight 's' ending on the line is used in initial and medial positions.
there is an angularity about final 's' which is represented as in this example and usually with otiose stroke ascending from top right of the graph.
a sinuous upper case 'S' with horizontal stroke at the base which rests along the line.
the left limb of 'w' is often separately formed.
a fine hairline stroke rises from the middle limb and curls over the 'B' shaped element at the right.
'W' in upper case position is exactly the same as the lower case version.
the left arm of 'y' is vertical with the fork occurring at the line.
the tail of 'y' is straight and may be longer or shorter. It descends at an oblique angle.
Usage: sondry wyse
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is similar in formation to 'y' with fork sitting on the line. However the stem is vertical.
thorn is used frequently throughout the text, here with 'er' abbreviative mark.
a slightly more elaborate version with angled lobe for the upper case graph at the beginning of a line.
|Upper Case Letters|
as noted in the individual letters, the upper case graphs are frequently decorated with parallel lines.
a shadow stroke acts as decoration.
two pairs of bisecting parallel lines feature in some graphs.