Total number of bayts in this copy is about 57,000. Two leaves are lost between fols. 2 and 3. The first 10 fols. of the Preface are missing.
The binding is heavy Oriental leather of a golden brown colour, richly embossed in gilt on the outside, with a mahogany red leather finish on the inside and ornate tooling in various colours. The pressed leather work on both the inside and outside of the covers, with medallions and paneled borders, is very fine. The codex has been bound a second time and subjected to a very slight trimming.
Illuminations and illustrations:
The decorative margins which form the borders are of a salmon pink colour and are embellished in highly ornate fashion, with varied designs of animals, birds and flowers, outlined in gold. No two pages are exactly alike.
There are four illuminated page headings (unvans) as introductions to the four separate subdivisions of the text. Also, 72 small miniatures, which are called Chinese work in the Persian memorandum on the 1st older fly leaf. In style these paintings seem to show a strong Indian influence and are perhaps the work of a Mongolian or Turkistan artist who was in Northern India, though he knew Persia as well. They all seem to be the work of a single brush, and are delicate in form and in execution. Each miniature occupies about one-third of the page, and in shape is not square, but in three panels, usually with the middle section considerably larger than the side section.
Initial investigation by Firuza Abdullaeva. The dimensions of the paintings are still to be given. For fuller details, see the catalogue of Jackson & Yohannan.