The text of this manuscript is composed of poetic compositions and quotations regarding letters of the alphabet.
Muhammad As'ad al-Yasari (d. AH 1213/1798 AD) was a scribe of nasta'liq. The name Yasari derives from the fact that he was left handed. In fact he was also paralyzed on the right side and afflicted with tremors on the left, making his talent for calligraphy, and in particular the tal'iq script, even more notable. He wrote the inscription of a panel in the mihrab of the Hagia Sophia. His other recorded works are calligraphic pages, one dated AH 1193/1779-80 AD which he copied from Mir 'Imad (Mehdi Bayani, Ahval va Asar-e Khosh-Nevisan, Vol. III, Tehran, 1348 sh., p. 633).
A very similar muraqqa album by Yasari is in the Sakip Sabanci Collection (M. Ugur Derman, Letters in Gold, New York, 1998, no. 28, pp. 100-01).