Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 107 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Qānūnchah (Persian translation of the abridgment of the Qānūn).
Translator: anonymous

Note concerning author: The translator was active in the time of Shāhrukh, 807-850/1404-1446.

Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.


Geschichte der arabischen Literatur C. Brockelmann 1892-1902 (2 vols. plus supplements) GAL I.457; GAL Supp. I.826
Persian Literature: a bio-bibliographical survey C. A. Storey 1927–39 II.2 p.219

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 200 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 23.4 × 13.7 cm.
Dimensions (written): 16.1 × 8.6 cm.
Foliation: Neither foliated nor paginated.


11 lines per page.

Ruled in double red with a black outer. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.


Script: nastaʿlīq. Quality: Neat. Scribe: Anonymous.


Brown leather, European style. Dimensions: 23.5 × 13.9 × 3.3 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 180.


Origin: Undated.

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.

Record Sources


All manuscripts of the Pote Collection are on permanent loan at Cambridge University Library. Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card for admissions procedures consult Cambridge University Library. Contact near_eastern@lib.cam.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript

Funding of Cataloguing

King's College Cambridge


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