This second volume of the Catalogue of Arabic Manuscripts contains descriptions of over 255 manuscripts covering various subjects from Qurʾanic sciences to alchemy. The great majority of these works were composed and transcribed by people of Shiʿi persuasion.

The same method and technique as in Volume I has been followed. The present volume is preceded by an introduction, which brings together the more important codicological and palaeographical characteristics of this collection. The volume has been richly illustrated. It contains over 90 half-tone illustrations, as well as five colour plates of specimens of calligraphy and illumination.