|Current Manuscript:||USA, New York, NY, Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library MS Plimpton 253|
|Folios:||2 folios only = 1 and 8 of a bifolium|
|Sampled Folios:||1r, 1v, 2r, 2v|
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secretary 'a' is used throughout the two folios as the lower case letter form with almost no variation.
the scribe's upper case 'A' varies little.
there is almost no variation at all in the scribe's 'd's. There is no example of either 'd' with flourish or the upper case letter form on these four folios.
'g' appears set at a slight angle.
'g' in final position. As may be seen there is very little variation in this scribe's letter forms.
the ink on this folio is very degraded.
the head of 'h' is triangular. The limb is generally straight.
long 'r' only on the folio examined.
long 'r' in final position with flourish perhaps for missing 'e'.
'z'-shaped 'r' follows 'o'.
kidney-shaped 's' used in final position.
sigma 's' used initially as well as long 's'.
stalk of long 's' is usually fairly short.
'w' with or without approach stroke.
'w' in the middle of a word with no approach stroke.
'W' in upper case position.
the tail of 'y' curves back counter-clockwise at a sharp angle.
Usage: a lady
|Upper Case Letters|
some of the upper case letters have fine shadow lines.
'N' bisected by a pair of parallel lines.
yogh has a distinctive form with diagonal descending hairline from the middle of the graph.
the first letter of a line.