The contents of the manuscript are as follows:
(i) ‘Liber maundevyle` (folio 1). The manuscript belongs to sub-group E of the Defective Version on which the earliest editions were based (`English manuscripts of Mandeville`s Travels`, pages 169-171). Several leaves are missing, containing the end of the prologue and beginning of chapter 1 (after folio 1), chapters 6-9 (after folio 10), and the end of chapter 32 onwards.
(ii) `Sir Cleges` (folio 71). ‘The Index of Middle English Verse’, number 1890. The poem is printed from this manuscript in ‘Middle English Metrical Romances’, pages 877-895. The last leaf, containing line 545 onwards, is missing.
(iii) `De regimine principum` by Thomas Hoccleve (folio 80). ‘Index of Middle English Verse’, number 2229. Two leaves containing verses 739-754 are missing after folio 172.
Each of the three texts is in a different hand but they were probably put together at an early date as the titles and some marginal notes in (i) and (iii) appear to be in one 15th-century hand. The same hand wrote the title `Liber de regimine principum` (which has been erased) at the beginning of (ii). Large blue initials with red penwork (some cut out) in (i) and (iii). A blank, probably for a miniature, was left on folio 119 recto, and there is a blank leaf between (i) and (ii).
There are numerous scribblings and pen trials, mostly 16th century. They include the verses `Erthe upon Erthe`, ‘Index of Middle English Verse’, number 3985 (folios 70, 176 verso) and `Christ Triumphant`, ‘Index of Middle English Verse’, number 1308 (folio 177 verso), a list of thirteen Fridays (folio 82), an account for cheese from Suffolk and Essex (folio 155), notes on Hoccleve (folios 116, 176), and sketches of armorial bearings (folios 176 verso-178).