Ms. written and illuminated in Iran, probably in Shīrāz, ca. 1575 and 1585; additions to the decoration on fol. 3v and 4 were made probably when the manuscript was joined with the present binding in the late 19th or early 20th century.
The layout of the ḥāshiyya is 24 lines.
Texts: compiler's preface (fol. 1v-7); Arabic qasidas in the margins (4v-20); introduction and commentaries (fol. 7v-71); Persian qasidas and ghazals in the margins (fol. 20v-371); Gulistān (fol. 71v-202); Būstān (fol. 202v-371); Kitāb-i Ṣāḥibiyya (fol. 371v-397); Kitāb-i Mużḥāt (fol. 397v-411).
Some leaves are lacking after fol. 47 and 82.
Scribe: Hidāyat al-Kātib al-Shīrāzi.
Decoration: cream wove paper with faint gold and faint red speckles; headings in white and gold; rulings are in light blue, orange, jade, gold, tan, navy, and black; narrow gold and blue borders; illuminated borders; 4 miniatures.