Ms. probably written and illuminated in Lahore, Pakistan; colophon on fol. 351 is dated 1 Ramaḍan 1254 (i.e., Nov. 18, 1838).
Incipit: bi-nām-i khudāvand-i jān uʾ khirad.
Colophons: "finished Wednesday 1245" (i.e. 1839-1830) (fol. 1v); "book 3 finished 1 Ramaḍan 1254" (i.e. Dec. 18, 1838) (fol. 351r).
Text box: 330 x 157-170 mm.
Two leaves were excised from the text and apparently given to Belle da Costa Greene; these were returned to the Pierpont Morgan Library by her bequest (Pierpont Morgan Library MS M.846.11a,b) and reinserted in the manuscript when it was rebound in 1992; a lacuna after fol. 204 remains unfilled.
Decoration: 4 decorated title heads; 64 miniatures.
Book of kings