The manuscript is a French Missal from the 16th century and originating in France. A missal is a liturgical book containing all instructions and texts necessary for the celebration of Mass throughout the year. This specific manuscript is a variant of Toulouse Use.
The Three Masses of Christmas, Masses of Epiphany, Purification, Annunciation, Maundy Thursday, Easter, Ascension, Whitsunday, Corpus Christi, Assumption, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, All Saints, Dedication of Church and Altar, Conception, and Commemoration of the Dead start on f.1v.
The Officium Synodo starts on f.57r.
The Ordinary of the Mass starts on f.58v. The Ordinary of the Mass employs texts that remain the same for every mass. In this mansuctipt it contains musical notation.
The Canon of the Mass starts on f.71r. Canon of the Mass is the name given to the part of the Mass of the Roman Rite that begins after the Sanctus with the words Te igitur. In this mansuctipt it contains musical notation.
A large, uniform Gothic hand with blue and red penwork initials, illuminated initials, and one miniature.
The illuminated initials (for example f.34r, f.37r, f.40v, f.71r) are plain Roman capitals in gold, silver, or colour upon square grounds of the same with conventional or natural foliage. The half-page miniature of the Nativity (f.1v) is of a rather decadent Renaissance type.