Hand: Addition 3 (178v, 3 ll. partly erased), BnF latin 10575

Addition 3 (178v, 3 ll. partly erased)
BnF latin 10575
Saec. x/xi

Stokes, English Vernacular Script, ca 990–ca 1035, Vol. 2 (PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2006)

Despite being partly erased and treated with reagent, these additions are clearly visible in the original manuscript. The hand is small, upright, and quite regular; it is much like G.896-1 but is smaller, taller and narrower, and was written with a thin pen and little shading. Ascenders are about two or three times the length of minims and show narrow but tall wedges. Descenders are about as long as ascenders and are straight. Minims show regular wedges and small feet. The back of a is vertical, and the left can be convex or pointed much like in G.896-1. A similar variety is found in æ, although the pointed form is more common, and a tall, somewhat bulging form is found in ligature with following descenders or minims. Round c was used. The back of d is essentially bilinear; it can be slightly rounded and essentially horizontal, or straighter and angled at about 10° but not extending above cue-height. Horned e was used with a straight back, a horizontal tongue which is hooked down at the tip, a slightly angular hook, and a long lower curve; a tall, bulging, and slightly open hook was used in ligature with following descenders and minims. The tongue and hook of f are of medium length. The top of g is short and serifed at both ends, the mid-section hangs from the left and extends down and left before turning fairly sharply to the right, then down and left, and ending with an upward hook or ~-shaped tip. The shoulders of h, m, n, and r are somewhat angular and the minims are straight and vertical. Only low s was used. No þ is found except in the abbreviation for þæt. The back of ð is long and concave-down, and the through-stroke is hooked up on the left and down on the right. No x is found. Round, dotted, bilinear y was used. The top of 7 is very short and the downstroke is vertical.

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