Homiliary (collection of homilies, or sermons) by an author named Haymo. It is uncertain who this Haymo refers to. It may be Haymo of Halberstadt, a Benedictine monk at Fulda (died in 853 CE), or Haimo of Auxerre, a Benedictine monk at the abbey of Saint-Germain in Auxerre (died ca.865 CE).
Well and uniformly written throughout, with rubrics, blue and red filigree capitals, and one illuminated initial with a complete border at the beginning.
There are rubrics, blue and red filigree capitals, and one illuminated initial with a complete border at the beginning. The border is composed of flower and acanthus scrolls in blue, red, gold, and natural colours combined with gold ivy leaf. The initial is lake and gold, and there is a small miniature representing the author writing at a desk.
The coat of arms in the lower margin (f.1) may possibly be a later insertion. Gules a chief argent over all a lion rampant azure crowned or; the shield charged upon a crosier. The arms exemplify an Abbot of the important baronial house of Mareuil of Perigord. Pierrede Mareuil, Bishop of Lavaur(Languedoc), 1544-56, was Abbot of Brantome (Perigord), in the Order of S.Benedict, from 1538. Jean de Marevil was Abbot of Quincay from about 1526, and of Noaille, 1540-74, both Benedictine Houses of Poitou. Of the same family was Raymond de Mareuil, Archbishop of Bordeaux, 1158-59. The arms were occasionally borne per fesse and the lion uncrowned.