lower case 'a' with the first minim of 'n' to show how 'a' usually stands slightly above surrounding letters.
upper case 'A' at the beginning of a line.
a very unusual 'A' to begin the text of the folio.
another variation on Pinkhurst's upper case 'A's.
the lower lobe of 'd' is often triangular in shape.
'd' in final position is often tagged as in this example.
the first word in a line, but the scribe's upper case 'D' appears almost the same as his lower case letter except for a slightly exaggerated extension backwards of the upper loop.
double compartment 'g' used throughout. Both compartments are about the same size.
'g' in final position with vertical tag attached to the horizontal slash.
separate head-stroke visible on this graph.
'h' on the top line of a folio.
the first word of a rubric.
typical 'barbed wire' decoration on the stem of 'h' in the first line of a tale.
long 'r' used most of the time. Note the usual position for the fork of the letter which is level with base line and the lower portions of surrounding letters.
flourish on long 'r' often forms a circular addition perhaps representative of a missing final 'e'.
'z'-shaped 'r' used after 'o' with curved otiose stroke, often almost a complete circle, descending from the lower left of the graph.
upper case 'R' at the beginning of a line.
sigma 's' in initial position.
8-shaped 's' at the end of a word. The letter is frequently slightly taller than the preceding graph.
upper case 'S'.
frequently long 's's and 'f's do not have very long descenders.
'w' with extended curves above the graph.
upper case 'W' for 'Wyf' in the rubric.
'w' with closed head loops.
a rather cavalier treatment of 'w' in a rubric but typical of the scribe.
'y' is almost always dotted. The left limb is usually vertical.
upper case 'Y' at the beginning of a line.
occasionally the tail of 'y' extends to join the next letter.
the variation in ink allows the procedure of letter formation to be seen.
Usage: The 'maker' of the book takes his 'leue
Usage: Although not visible here it is often possible to see that Pinkhurst continues from his completion of the final letter to form his 'signing mark' at the same time.
Usage: The line of 'fillers' which Pinkhurst often adds where there is space after a rubric.
there are several examples of this upper case 'R' which is open at the top and the lead-in stroke to the left begins with a small mark similar to the fillers of version 3.
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