Fols. 74–78 and 113–119 form a quire of seven (missing two folia before fol. 74) that encloses two quires, fols. 79–90 and 91–112. Original are fols. 74–76 and 115–119; thus there was originally a quinio (now missing two leaves before fol. 74), into which was inserted a binio (fols. 77–78 and 113–114) enclosing two quires.
Loose folia: 14, 21, 118, 119, 126, 133. A slip has been added between fols. 76 and 77. Lacunae before fol. 1, after fols. 7, 13, 61, 67 (two), 73 (a bigger lacuna), 125. A lacuna also after 141.
Fols. 2-73: one column, nine lines, blind-ruled; fols. 74–76, 115–141: one column, nine lines of notation and text, or as many as 29 text-only lines, blind-ruled.
Cursive and humanistic scripts in several hands. Part 1: possibly three main hands writing before
when this part was purchased. Part 2: several hands writing before or around
. Occasional additions or corrections in a hand of
In the musical sections, occasional pen-drawn initials in black ink. Sometimes black spaces have been left for the initials, but they have not been completed.
Original binding of dark brown calf over boards made of cardboard and glued-together paper sheets. On the spine, a paper label with a shelfmark, ‘75:2’. On the front cover, traces of writing in red. The covers are worn at the corners of the boards, and the top and tail of the spine are frayed.
The manuscript is a composite of two sections of different date and origin. The first one, containing a
, was purchased in
, later a chaplain of
. One of the hymns is first attested in
, which should provide a
tempus post quam
for this section (
Schalin 1946, 51
the book had come into the hands of
Gustavus Gabrielis Gammal
who seems to have been the owner who added the second part of the volume, containing a
. He inscribed his full name on the back cover and his initials are found on fol.