Hand: Added Titles (11r, 25v, 25v–26v, 28r–30v), CCCO 197
- Added Titles (11r, 25v, 25v–26v, 28r–30v)
- CCCO 197
- Saec. xi
Stokes, English Vernacular Script, ca 990–ca 1035, Vol. 2 (PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2006)
This hand is quite rounded and relatively neat but not especially regular. The script is smaller than that of the main hand, and the pen thin but with some shading. Ascenders are straight, slightly forward-leaning, and have large, rather flat-topped but clumsily-formed wedges. Descenders are of similar length, can be slightly backward-leaning, and turn very slightly left at the tip. On 29r the descenders are particularly broken, angled right at first and then tending to bend back sharply left. Minims are fairly upright, turn slightly left at the top, and show small horizontal ticked feet. An approximately teardrop-shaped a was used, the back of which is straight and angled at about 60°, and the top sometimes straight and rising or more rounded. A similar structure was used for æ, the tongue and hook of which are like those of e. The a-component of æ can be approximately Caroline when in ligature with a preceeding t (stæpe, 25v). The tongue of æ is often horizontal and at cue-height, wand the hook wide and rounded. The lower curve of c is long, and the back is somewhat pointed. The back of d is very thick and usually concave down but sometimes very long and slightly curved up at the tip. Horned e was used, the back upright and quite straight, and the lower stroke horizontal but hooked up at the tip. The tongue of e is long and curves up at the tip, and the hook is rounded and slightly above cue-height. The tongue of f is long and flat. The top of g can be fairly short, the mid-section small but moderately rounded, and the tail round and three-quarters closed; or the mid-section can be much more angular, and the tail more open and hooked up at the tip. The shoulders of h, m, n, and r all branch from about mid-height and are slightly swollen knee. Low s is normal, although the long form is found initially. The conventional distinction was loosely followed between þ and ð. The structure of ð is very much like that of d, including the thick back, except that the back here is longer and steeper. The through-stroke of ð is long, steep, has a small downward hook on the right, and often barely extends through the back. The north-west branch of x is hooked down, the south-east hooked up, the north-east branch has a short serif to the left, and the south-west branch is thin, straight, and very long. Straight-limbed dotted y was used, the right branch and tail both hooked left.