An abridged copy of a history of several Arab dynasties, ending with the Almohads. This volume contains three partial chapters: the end of an abridgement of chapter 1, chapter 2, and the beginning of chapter 3. The text begins and ends abruptly. Chapter 2 (f. 47v-90r) is about the Prophet Muhammad. Chapter 3 starts with the first four Caliphs, continues through the Umayyads (f. 103r-120v), tours briefly through the Abbasid rulers (f. 120v-142v), mentions the Fatimids (f. 143v), then follows up with brief accounts of the Almohad rulers through al-Ḥasan al-Saʻīd ibn Yaʻqūb al-Manṣūr (d. 646 A.H = 1249).
Working notes of an alchemist, who signs himself as the compiler and composer of the manuscript (f. 127v). Lacking at least one leaf at the beginning, if not more (early pagination begins at 2, f. 1r), with repairs on extant first and last leaves. Includes a commentary on an unknown text and references to the concept of balance found in the work of 8th-century alchemist Jābir ibn Ḥayyān and to Pythagoras. Many marginal notes.