Early or Proto-Gothic script is a stage between the clear rounded forms of Carolingian Minuscule and the angular fence-like look of the full-scale Gothic Textura.
This is fol 15v from Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Ashmole 1511, a Bestiary or illustrated encyclopaedia of animals, written in England in the early 13th century.
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