Text in modern sheghagir, written in two columns of 39-40 lines each. Spiritual citations commented on are written in red sheghagir. Initials throughout in red, blue, or black erkat’agir. Headings of chapters 3 and 4 of the codex in blue erkat’agir. Only two complete quires of the codex have survived, both with gatherings of 12 leaves each. Of the remaining quire, only 6 leaves have survived.
Most of the text written in bolorgir, the remainder (fols. 6-9, 20, 27-29v, 35v-36, 38-39) in notragir, text written in one column of 20-23 lines. Subtitles in red bolorgir, or notragir, and initials mostly in red erkat’agir.
Text in bolorgir, written in one column of 17-19 lines. Subtitles in red bolorgir and initials throughout the text in red or magenta erkat’agir. Twenty-eight quires, numbered with the letters of the Armenian alphabet, written in bolorgir in the lower margin of the page.
Text in notragir, written by three different hands in one column: fols. 1-32 have 18 lines each, and fols. 33-59 have 13-15 lines each. Subtitles in red notragir or bolorgir, and initials throughout the codex in red notragir capitals. The quires are not numbered. Because of the many lacunae in the codex, the number of leaves in the gatherings cannot be determined.
Text in modern sheghagir, in black and red ink, written in one column of 23-26 lines. The book’s title is written in large, bold erkat’agir. Some large initials are in red erkat’agir; other smaller initials in erkat’agir or notragir capitals in black or red ink. The quires are not numbered.
Text in notragir, written in one column of 27-29 lines. Subtitles in red notragir, and initials throughout the text in large erkat’agir or notragir. There are many lacunae in the codex and numerous leaves have been misbound; hence a number of gatherings have an uneven number of leaves. The codex at one time had at least 15 quires, with gatherings of 12 leaves.