Plain tan leather spine and half-calf binding, dark blue cloth cover, plain paper doublure with library marks and stamps. Flyleaf with further stamps.
Fols. 1v-2r have a nice double illuminated title page for the Preface, which continues to f. 12v. Fols. 13r to 14r are blank.
The poem starts on fol. 14v, incipit normative under a less elaborate and refined illuminated headpiece. Fol. 15r is renumbered as fol.1r and this foliation is then followed throughout.
The text is defective at the end, breaking off shortly after the execution of Afrasiyab, at M.
The paper is browned and sometimes heavily stained; the majority of pages have been coated in a thin gauze, greatly dulling the appearance of an otherwise rather clear and elegant calligraphic hand. The catchwords are mainly in place. The text blocks have clearly in the past lifted from the page and are now pasted down rather crudely.
There are 44 paintings, quite neatly executed and detailed. It is noticeable that almost all of them have a rubric above them, which indicates the subject.
There is an interpolated Barzunama from fol. 209r, with four paintings.