Henri Auguste Omont, Paris Bibliothèque Nationale paleographer, was given an early opportunity to examine the VMs following its discovery by Wilfrid Voynich. Among Omont's personal documents was found a one page vellum folio concerning Anglo-Saxon medicine (omontb, column 2, page 3-6 down). There are certain flourishes, swirls of the scribe's quill, which I find of interest. What caught my eye was their similarity to the elaborate initial gallows glyph seen in VMs f42v. Wishful thinking perhaps, but I wonder if Omont's 'fragment' may have corresponded to his examination of the VMs?
The Omont Fragment:
Omont Collection at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven: