Vellum, with paper endpapers. 155 x 110 mm. , 355,  p. Collation: 16 (-1?) 2-296. Binding: 18th-century gold-tooled red morocco over boards, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Written in a single, fine italic hand, in brown ink. Headings in gold and red, initials in gold.
A note by H.P.W. Gatty on the flyleaf reads: 'The text of this ms., as far as the end of p. 297, agrees with that of the Psalmi sev precationes D. Io. Episcopi Roffensis ... Coloniae, apud Heronem Alopecium [? 1525] 32o [Brit. Mus. G. 12149]. The B.M. copy ends Finis on B[vii] reverse and has no separate title for the Petrarch Psalm. This ms. is probably a copy of this Cologne edition of Fisher's work, perhaps with other matter printed by Alopecius added at the end.'
Scribe and date
The scribe identifies himself on the title page as Paulus Ionas of Wroclaw (Breslau). He dates the manuscript to 15 November 1580 and locates its production in Prague.
Monogram GF or FG on verso of title page. 'Nro. 23a' and '179 Blatter' written on flyleaf. Sold at Sotheby's sale 6 Feb. 1939, lot 165 (cutting from Sotheby's catalogue pasted to flyleaf). Purchased from G. David, Cambridge bookseller, by H.P.W. Gatty Feb. 1939 (note by Gatty on flyleaf). Given by Gatty to St John's College Library, 1939 (book label).