DUL Add.MS. 1950/6Practise leaf
Held by: Durham University Library: Additional Manuscripts

Scribal practise leaf, written in France in the 15th century.


Physical description of manuscript
Support

Paper

Extent: 1 f
Size: 215 mm x 147 mm

Condition of manuscriptCentral tear and some small holes and scuffs

Manuscript history
Creation

Written in France, 15th century.


Manuscript contents
Modern title: Practise leaf
Language: Latin

Scribal practise leaf. A couplet, at the head in the master's hand but only the second line and some descenders remain as the leaf has been trimmed; then the couplet is repeated 11 times by the student, in the same style, but in a darker ink and with the lines not all exactly the same in length. The hand is a high quality calligraphic late gothic script, with the words run together to maximise the use of the page. Blank on the dorse apart from a few penstrokes.