The vellum is in poor condition. There are several stains and the leaf has begun to warp.; There are several simply rubricated letters and several larger rubricated letters with thin designs around them. These designs are particularly beautifully made. On the recto there are dramatic ascenders on the top line.; Lettre Batarde. The first word of new chapters are done in Angular Gothic script.; The Dialogues of Gregory the Great, mainly autobiographical, discussed the miracles of the early Church fathers. The handwriting is not the Gothic style that many other leaves in this collection are in, but a writing style that was more like the everyday writing at the time. This could be written faster, but still be quite beautiful. The ascenders are generally seen in legal documents. This distinct style is certainly a result of the content -- this book was an academic book, not a mass book. Despite the more "common" style, the manuscript was made with great care, the historiated initials are among the most intricate in Ege's "50 Original Leaves."; Grey, red, and blue inks
Gregory's Dialogues -- 4.5.6-4.7.1; Flesh Side
Gregory's Dialogues -- 4.4.9 - 4.5.6; Hair Side
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Otto F. Ege's "50 Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts"
Unknown, "Dialogues of Gregory the Great: Number 41" (2014). Medieval Manuscripts. 28.