Rubrics and some capital letters that introduce Latin in the text are written in red. The first letter of a homily is enlarged and written in red or sometimes green (fols 10r/1, 12r/12, 20v/10, 28r/4, 31r/5, 38r/1, 53v/1, 57r/8). At fol. 30r/10, the new item is not fully differentiated from the one which precedes it, and it begins with an enlarged black initial instead of a coloured one. The Poema Morale has an enlarged red opening initial and a capital letter, positioned in the margin, beginning each line. 'AMEN' is written at the end of the poem in display capitals and touched in red (Wilcox 2000, p. 18).
According to the binder's note on the back flyleaf, the manuscript was rebound and repaired in October 1984 by the Cockerell Bindery. The current binding (146 mm x 115 mm) retains the original dark brown leather binding over pulp boards, the embossed coat of arms of Archbishop Whitgiftin gold on the front and back and the fittings for two brass clasps on the front and back. The title 'Homiliæ AngliCæ--MS.' is gold-tooled on the spine, with 'B' '14' and '52' in black ink on white stickers at top, middle and bottom of the spine. There are wormholes on the rear boards, none of which have penetrated. The pages have gilded edges.
On the final flyleaf is the note from the binder: 'DC6820 Condition when received: binding rebacked dark brown calf, over pulp boards, a very heavy impression of arms in gold on both boards, most of the gold missing, two clasps clasping on the back board, crossover missing, red lettering piece. Book sewn on four white thongs, thongs broken, sewing broken, gatherings free, vellum leaves in good condition though very heavily cropped, coloured edges. Book taken down, damaged leaves guarded and repaired, resewn on four cords to the old marking up. The old boards repaired and laced on. The spine covered with brown calf.' (Wilcox 2000, p. 16).