King's Pote 100(2) (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Note concerning author: The commentator's father was a famous author and hadith scholar: ʿAbd al-Ḥaqq b. Sayf al-dīn al-Dihlavī, author of King's 18 and translator of King's 134.
Colophon details: Date: Friday 10 Shawwāl 1153 / 29 Dec 1740 Scribe: Sayf al-dīn Muḥammad ibn Ghulām Muḥyā al-dīn ibn Muḥammad ibn Hāshim al-Dilvarī (fl. 1729-40) سيف الدين محمد بن غلام محيى الدين بن محمد بن هاشم الدلوارى .
Colophon further notes: The manuscript is incomplete so there is no final colophon. The date is provided in an internal colophon at the end of part 3, f.604v. Collated with the manuscript of Shaykh Dihlavī in Delhi (i.e. the autograph). Another date on f.604v gives a collation date: 3rd Rabīʿ I 1154. The same scribe penned King's 46 in 1141/1729.
Note concerning manuscript: Flyleaf: a note states this is (the beginning of) the 3rd part. The 4th part begins on f.605 but is incomplete. Together volume 3 and 4 apparently made up the second quarter of the entire work.
21 lines per page.
Signs of collation (perhaps against the autograph).Notes concerning codex: Volumes 1 and 2 together cover around 1/2 of the original text.
Plain reddish brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures (watermarked paper: "G.R."). Condition: Some worm damage. Dimensions: 33.3 × 22.2 × 9 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 191.
Provenance and Acquisition
The "Pote Collection" arrived in England from India in 1790 and was divided between the Colleges of Eton and King's, Cambridge, with the first half alphabetically going to King's. Both halves of the collection are now housed in Cambridge University Library on permanent loan. Most if not all of the manuscripts had previously been owned by Colonel Antoine-Louis Henri Polier (1741–1795).
Gift of Edward Ephraim Pote (d.1832) in 1788.
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