Physical description: On parchment. ii + 216 + ii leaves, 420 x 300 mm. Imperfect.
Contents: Advent to Easter only. With musical notation. Probably missing 18 leaves.
Decoration: f.45, f.51 and f.183 for principal responses, coloured on red (historiated) and blue; for responses: listed by Sampson, pink, grey or brown, patterned in white on blue with colours and gold; blue or red with red or blue.
Binding: Conservation work by Ian Maver (see 2002 citation below) records a 'utilitarian non-contemporary 19th century binding'; MSS handlist records "modern [late 19th century?] morocco binding lettered M.S. Choir Book". Sampson describes an earlier binding of pigskin over oak boards, with bosses.
Provenance 1845-1900: Bookplate of W. Harry Rylands (1847-1922).
Provenance 1900-1900: Thomas Glazebrook Rylands bequest (1900): Rylands catalogue, page 5.
Published citations and unpublished notes:
2002: Lien Gyles & Ian Maver (2002), 'Conserving eleven late mediæval manuscripts for Liverpool University', Studies in Conservation, 47:sup5, 88-91. doi: 10.1179/sic.2002.47.s3.018. https://doi.org/10.1179/sic.2002.47.s3.018