This book containing the gospel readings for the mass is an example of the
influence of printed books on manuscripts during the 16th century.
According to the prefatory statement on folio ii verso, the text of this
manuscript was corrected on the basis of comparison with a Roman missal printed
in Venice in 1577 and then compared to another missal printed in Salamanca in
1588. The style of illumination shows Flemish influence in the naturalistic
fruits and flowers on a gold ground. The text appears as if in a frame hung
against a tapestry of lush vegetation. On the right is the gospel for the first
Sunday of Advent, Luke 21. The binding is in contemporary calf over wooden
boards, gilt stamped, with gilt edges.