The contents of the volume are as follows:
(i) Pseudo-Aristotle, `Secretum secretorum` (edited by R Steele, in ‘Opera hactenus inedita Rogeri Baconi’, fascicule V, pages 25-172). This manuscript contains the letter of Philip, a list of chapters, and the text in seven books (the headings for i, iv, and vi are omitted). It is of the common class, omitting all the test passages of Gilson and Steele (cf. ‘Opera hactenus inedita Rogeri Baconi’, pages xxv-xxvi); further omissions are of pages 151.23-29 and 171.18-31. However in the list of contents physiognomy appears before justice (cf. ‘Opera hactenus inedita Rogeri Baconi’, pages xxv-xxvi) (folio 1).
(ii) `De excidio Troiae` by Dares Phrygius (ed. F. Meister, Leipzig, 1873). The text is of a version different from that printed by F Meister, but found also in the two closely related manuscripts of Geoffrey of Monmouth (see section (iii) below, and ‘The Historia Regum Britannie of Geoffrey of Monmouth’, page xcvi) (folio 29 verso).
(iii) `Historia regum Britannie` by Geoffrey of Monmouth, in the `First Variant` version edited by N Wright in ‘The Historia Regum Britannie of Geoffrey of Monmouth’, volume ii (see also volume iii, number 68, and volume iv). Books are not numbered, but ten are marked by initials at §§6, 35, 43, 54, 90, 111, 118, 143, 161 and 177. The `Prophetie Merlini`, §§113.9-117.73, are lost, three folios having been cut out after folio 67, with a note in a 16th-century hand `hie abscinduntur obscure predictiones merlini Vtpote per concilium Tridentinum uitimum condemnate` (folio 40).
Headings are in red. Initials of each work are in blue and red with red tracery, those of sections are in blue with red tracery.
Fragments of a 13th-century contents list from a collection of sermons have been used as binding strips; other fragments from the same source are in Adv.MSS.18.2.4 and 18.4.9.