Fol. 13r blank; fol. 13v, Eberbach ex libris, and note of the legal books needed ('mihi necessarii') by an early owner
Several codicological units: A fols. 14–22, B fols. 23–24, 27–48, C fols. 25–26, D fols. 49–50, E fols. 51–54, 59–112, F fols. 55–58, G fols. 113–118, H fols. 119–137. The whole volume was together early, as indicated by extensive annotations and corrections in several hands throughout, and was presumably assembled in Paris early in the fourteenth century.
Dimensions (leaf): c. 385–400 × 255–260 mm.
A(1) (fol. 13), 1(8+1)(leaf added after fol. 21)(?) (fols. 14–22) | 2(10+2)(fols. 23–34, fols. 25–6 inserted after fol. 24), 3(10) (fols. 35–44), 4(4) (fols. 45–8) | 5(2) (fols. 49–50) | 6(twelve leaves, fols. 51–62, but fols. 55–58 do not originally belong, and text is missing between fols. 54 and 60; perhaps originally a quire of ten with the central bifolium lost), 7–11(10) (fols. 63–112), 12(6) (fols. 113–118) | 13(8) (fols. 119–126), 14(12–1)(12 canc.)(fols. 127–137). Catchwords; leaf signatures in various forms (fols. 35–62 in sequence b-d).
Red-and-blue, red and blue initials with contrasting penwork flourishing throughout, in places very simply executed, in places more elaborate in the style of early-fourteenth-century Parisian flourishing.
Partly made in Italy (as suggested by some of the script, parchment and codicology); miniatures and some decoration in French style perhaps also carried out in Italy (as suggested by Pächt and Alexander) or (more probably) added in France (likely Paris), together with some of the text. A tentative and preliminary analysis of the volume's text is as follows: 2A, French; 2B, text and gloss Italian; 2C, text Italian, gloss French; 2D French; 2E text Italian, gloss French; 2F-H French.
Eberbach, Cistercian abbey: ex libris, Liber Beate Marie Virginis In Erbach (fol. 133r, etc.)
Perhaps (as suggested by Palmer) identifiable as N 15 in the Eberbach library catalogue of 1502.