The manuscript is in a modern red binding, with three flyleaves, and has been recently restored, with the pages trimmed to the outer margins. The outer margin is a single blue line; inner margins are ruled in thin blue, space, two thin black with gold, thick gold, thin black. The rubrics are in red nasta'liq in a plain box, ruled in two thin black with gold lines. The columns are ruled with 2 x two thin black with gold. The catchwords are in place. The information on the spine gives the name of the copyist as Sadiq bin Muhammad Hafiz Ibrahim and the date as 1030/1640 (sic), and numbers 75 illustrations (possibly counting illuminated pages as well).
The manuscript is paginated as though it were a western book, i.e. reading from left to right. For the present, the illustrations are numbered as they appear in the ms., that is, in reverse order. The illuminations at the start of the volume, ff. 1v-2r, 13v, however, are given as their calculated number, but these need confirming.
The volume opens with a double illuminated carpet page (ff. 597v-598r). The Baysunghuri Preface starts after a bismillah. The satire on Mahmud is ff. 591r-589v; the Preface ends on f. 587v and the poem starts on f. 587r under an illuminated unvan, with a defaced seal.
The text is arranged in four daftars, under illuminated unvans:
Daftar I ends on f. 402r;
Daftar 2 starts on f. 401r (with the story of BIzhan) and ends on f. 273v
Daftar 3 starts on f. 272r (f. 272v and 273r are blank), with the reign of Gushtasp, and ends on f. 127v
Daftar 4 starts on f. 127r (with the reign of Anushirvan).
The text includes a Garshaspnama and a Barzunama (ff. 383v - 344r).
Two styles of painting can be seen throughout the manuscript, one Indian and one in the Qajar style from 19th-century Iran.