Posted By Roger Stritmatter on September 3, 2016
Attached by pdf please find Fleur-de-lis designs and Manicules in the de Vere Bible Geneva Bible, Folger Shelfmark 1427 (STC 2106).
I would not conclude from this evidence that 1) there aren’t other designs that de Vere uses in his marginalia (there are); 2) All his manicules and fleur de lis patterns will conform to this pattern. I suspect, for example that he had a “scribble” hand which used different patterns for the formation of these two common reader’s glyphs. But this visual does give the reader a good first look at what the range of evidence for the formation of these two glyphs looks like in de Vere’s hand, from the de Vere Bible.
This post was written in response to the present Shakesvere Facebook discussion about a new volume, discovered by Richard Kennedy, that may contain material in de Vere’s long-lost and legendary but certainly real, secretary hand.