黒本 [Kurohon] (narrative prose published in two to three volumes each printed on 5 leaves with black cover during the mid 18th century ; one type of 草双紙 [kusazōshi], pictorial popular books, published in Edo).
206 folios. Text in notragir, written in one column: folios 1-195 have 23-25 lines each, and folios 196-206 have 31-32. The quires have not been numbered; however, the gatherings appear to have 8 leaves each.
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.
Text in notragir, written in one column of 18 lines. Subtitles in red notragir, and initials of subtitles and opening lines of text in large erkat’agir or notragir in red ink. The quires are not numbered, but the gatherings have 8 leaves each.
In Psalms, strings of words were missing, but were then inserted above the line or after the line by the same scribe. These additional words (often ten or twelve in a row) are written in the same hand, but smaller.
The formal text is accompanied by extensive notes in the margin in Amharic, called 'anedemtā' commentary, which serves as a reminder to the reader of commentaries about the specific words or passages next to which the notes are written.