Gothic minuscule script; 26 long lines per page (10.5 x 7.5 cm.), lightly ruled throughout in brown ink; foliation in pencil in later hand.
Some catchwords, especially in second part of text; rubrics and paragraph marks in red; sidenotes underlined in red; large 4-line puzzle initial in red and blue, with red and blue calligraphic penwork; 1-line initials in red and blue with calligraphic penwork.
Pages cropped with some loss of decoration and text in sidenotes; quires numbered in roman, i-xx, mostly lost in cropping.
With some contemporary and more recent parchment repairs.
Written by a single hand in Latin.
Bound in 17th-century red morocco gilt; sewn on 5 raised bands; gilt floral and leaf ornaments on covers and spine.
Annotation on leaf 299 v. signed: J. Nielle [?].
Title derived from contents.
Formerly ascribed to Thomas de Lisle, these sermons actually belonged to Thomas Brito. Extant Parisian stationer's lists of 1275, 1286, and 1304 offer these sermons, belonging to Thomas Britonis, in peciae.
Acquired from Les Enluminures, 6 Mar. 2007.
Reverend John Cohen Jackson, his sale, London, Sotheby's, 13 December 1895. With the inscription: "Sum John. C. Jackson 1850" on front flyleaf.