Many of the miniatures of this ms. belong to the Rustam cycle. Two similar copies are known from Samarqand. There are 27 miniatures of half page and fol. 3 has a full page miniature. The scenes are frequently depicted in a most idiosyncratic way, with the main point of the story at that moment overlooked by the painter.
The prose Preface begins : "Hamd-u sitayish mar khuday-ra 'azza wa jalla", that is, the "Abu Mansuri" preface.
For a preliminary description of the manuscript, see Maria Szuppe, "A preliminary account of the Persian Manuscripts in the collection of the late Sir Harold Bailey", Iran 35 (1997), pp. 118-19.
A preliminary account of the Persian Manuscripts in the collection of the late Sir Harold Bailey. (in Journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies)
(35) pp. 93-101 UK.
pp. 118-119 London. UK.