Title supplied by cataloger.
Foliation: Paper, xviii (later) + 598; [i-xviii, i], 1-540, [i], 541-596, foliation added in ink, perhaps at the same time
as the table of contents, upper left recto; [i-xviii, 1-598], modern foliation in pencil, upper left recto. References in
this record are to modern foliation.
Layout: Written in 29 long lines.
Script: Written in naskh script, in the hand of Farīj al-Karāb Yūsuf ibn Ḥusayn ibn Fayyāḍ al-ʻArab (colophons, f.
356r, 489r, 541r, 598v) and also perhaps another hand (f. 1v-541r, 542v-598v).
Decoration: 2 illuminated headpieces, the first rubbed (f. 1v, 542v), and space left open for another headpiece (f. 357v);
overlining, a few significant words and phrases, and simple ornamentation around colophons (f. 356r, 489r, 541r) in red ink
in first section of manuscript (f. 1v-541r); much less overlining and more words and phrases in red in second section of manuscript
(f. 542v-598v); some marginal notes in red, sometimes corresponding to overlined words or words in red in the main text; text
block outlined with several narrow ink lines on the first 2 pages (f. 1v-2r); later table of contents in black and red (f.
iii recto-xvii recto).
Binding: Composite morocco, with blind-stamped medallions; paper label with title Kitāb al-Qānūn in ink on upper cover.
Origin: Written in A.H. 899-904 (1494-1498, colophons, f. 356r, 489r, 541r, 598v).