|Foliation||Foll. 134, paginated 1-268 (pp. 239/240, originally part of a bifolium, are palimpsest, with the primary script now illegible though showing traces of a Calendar in Irish majuscule saec. VIII); 295 X 215-220 mm. <220-250 X 155-165 mm.) in 24 or 25 long lines.|
Written presumably in Ireland. The manuscript is not mentioned in the St. Gall list of 'Libri Scottice scripti' drawn up in the middle of the ninth century. The entry libri scripti galli (saec. XIII) stands on p.1.
Ornamentation consists of 12 full-page miniatures and groups of initials in the Irish style and of numerous smaller initials (all now beautifully illustrated); colours used are red, blue, yellow, violet, olive in various shades; the capitals at the beginning of sentences are daubed with red and yellow; initials are here and there followed by large letters gradually diminishing to normal size. Vellum is thick and greasy. Ink black. Script is an angular somewhat compressed Irish majuscule.