4.3 Latin Book Scripts

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MS in Latin on vellum, St. Martin's Tour, France, early 9th c., 1 f., ca. 30x21 cm, 2 columns, (27x18 cm), 33 lines in Carolingian minuscule, 5-line decorated initial H.
MS in Latin on vellum, Germany, ca. 900, in a late uneven Carolingian minuscule with Insular tendencies, 4 lines of opening text in red rustic capitals, 5-line initial "B" in an entwined ropework and leafy design.
MS in Latin on vellum, Fulda, Germany, 825-850, 35 lines in a strikingly even, heavy round Carolingian minuscule, reminiscent of 6th c. half-uncial, suggesting an ancient exemplar.
MS in Latin on vellum, Kochel, Germany, ca. 800, 4 ff., 31x22 cm, 2 columns, (25x18 cm), 29 lines in Carolingian minuscule by a nun.
MS in Latin on vellum, Lorsch, Germany, ca. 800, 1 f., 41x29 cm, 2 columns, (38x23 cm), 45 lines in a bold expert early Lorsch Carolingian minuscule of the "older Lorsch style".
MS in Norwegian on horn, Trøndelag, Norway, 17th c. in runes of the Younger futhark, naming the participants in 9 drawings of battle scenes, the last illustrating the battle at Kalvskinnet, where King Erling Skakke fell in 1179.
MS in Norwegian on walrus bone or reindeer horn, Norway, ca. 15th c., 6 ff., 3x14 cm, single column, (2x14 cm), 1 line in runes of the younger futhark, 93 feastday symbols in a rather early primitive stage, including the 2 St. Olav axes.

MS in Old Danish on silver, Denmark, 10th c., 1 strip, 7,8x0,3 cm, (7,1x0,3 cm), 1 long line in fine upright runes of the younger futhark.

MS in Irish Gaelic and English on paper, Ireland, 1836, signed by Peadar O'Longain and Pol O'Longain of the family that were chief representatives of the scribal tradition in the 18th and 19th centuries in Ireland.
MS in Latin on vellum, Echternach, Luxembourg, 2nd half 8th c. or ca. 800, 1 fragment, 2,0x9,2 cm, single column, (2x8 cm remaining), 2 lines remaining in round Anglo-Saxon minuscule by a Northumbrian scribe.

MS in Latin on vellum, Worcester?, England, ca. 800,in Carolingian minuscule by 2 scribes, 20 initials infilled in red and silver, illuminated initial monogram "GL", calligraphically drawn in black infilled and surrounded by red and silver dots.

MS in Latin on vellum, Germany, ca. 800, in pointed Anglo-Saxon minuscule, 11th c. annotations and a cross in margins.