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Re: VMs: Possible explanation for Quire 20...
--- Nick Pelling <incoming@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Yet Quire 20 doesn't apparently fit this pattern:-
> (1) the quire signature is in the wrong place
> (2) the quire signature is on the wrong page
Agreed on both counts!
> (3) the quire signature's handwriting is different
> from the majority of quire signatures
Are you sure? This is the first time that this has
been suggested. Which particular features give
this impression to you?
> (4) the quire signature's handwriting is apparently
> a mid-Renaissance hand,
> (5) the quire signature's handwriting is different
> from the foliation hand
Common to all.
> (6) (also) the quire's central bifolio (f109/f110)
> is missing.
Also not a unique feature.
> What could have happened to give these symptoms?
> So: here's what I think happened to quire 20 (in
> quire 20 was constructed (Voynichese hand)
> quire 20 had a quire signature added (first quire
> quire 20 was rebound inside out (ie, with the fold
> direction reversed)
> quire 20 had foliation added (folio hand)
> quire 20 lost its middle bifolio (originally its
> outer bifolio)
> quires 19 and 20 had a new quire signature added
> (second quire hand)
This fails to explain the _very_ thing that you
find surprising: the location of the quire signature.
It is still in the wrong place.
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