King's Pote 105(2) (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning manuscript: On box: 105(2).
Note concerning work: The Arabic original is not known to exist, and the book is only known through the Persian version made in 596/1199 by Muḥammad al-Mustawfī al-Ḥirawī.
25 lines per page.
Ruled in double red. Red rubrications. Catchwords.
Script: Indian nastaʿlīq. Quality: Neat. Scribe: Anonymous.
Flyleaf: a note in English dated 5/12/55 states "Mr D.M. Dunlop states that this is most likely a duplicate of 105(1). The introduction is the same but the text has not been checked." (i.e. Douglas Morton Dunlop). F.1r: the seal of Polier.
Brown leather binding, European style. Plain paper doublures. Condition: The upper board is slightly torn away from the spine. Dimensions: 31 × 21 × 3 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 155.
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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Funding of Cataloguing
King's College Cambridge