King's Pote 112(1) (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning manuscript: Volume 1.
Note concerning work: The history in this pair of manuscripts (which should come down to 1000/1592) is incomplete, ending with the death of Tīmūr in 708/1308-9.
25 lines per page.
Script: Indian nastaʿlīq. Quality: Good. Scribe: Anonymous.
Flyleaf: erased seal with note. F.1r: the seal of Polier.
Reddish brown leather, European style. Plain leather doublures. Decorations: A tooled frame. The spine is embossed: "Tarikh-i Alfi. King's College Cambridge Ms. Pote 112.1". Dimensions: 37.2 × 25.2 × 10 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: unknown.
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