Scribal ProfileRylands English 63 Scribe
|Profiles for this Scribe:|
1. England, Manchester, John Rylands Library MS English 63 (fragment) and (Philadelphia, Rosenbach Library MS 1084/2)
|Current Manuscript:||England, Manchester, John Rylands Library MS Eng. 63|
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double compartment 'a' with cross bar is used throughout.
the scribe has several forms for upper case 'A'.
looped 'd' with angular lobe, evenly formed is used throughout.
'd' in final position nearly always has an attached vertical tag as a continuation of the upper loop.
tailed 'g' with angular lobe and hairline joining stroke across the head.
'g' in final position with tag from the horizontal extension.
the rubric for the incipit to the Miller's Tale. The scribe loves to elaborate tailed graphs in his display script.
a simple form of 'h' with open head and short stroke for the limb and virtually no tail extension.
upper case 'H' at the beginning of a line. Here the tail continues in curved fashion clockwise beneath the body of the graph.
elaborate 'H' at the beginning of the rubric.
long 'r' used throughout in all positions.
'z'-shaped 'r' used after 'o' and other round-bodied graphs.
flourish on final 'r'.
kidney-shaped 's' used in final position.
sigma 's' used in both initial and final positions.
upper case 'S' at the beginning of a line.
long 's' used initially and medially.
rounded secretary 'w' made up of two 'v's.
upper case letter at the beginning of a line.
display letter in the rubric.
the tail of 'y' usually turns counter-clockwise and extends towards the next graph.
again the elaborate treatment of tailed letters in the scribe's display script.