King's Pote 115 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: Friday, Jumādā I, 1072 / Jan 1662 Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning manuscript: Ff.1v-6r: a prose preface after which the text is entirely verse in two columns. A quality manuscript.
Note concerning work: See http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/katm-al-garaeb for information on the work and the earliest manuscripts.
14 lines per page.
Ruled in gold, double black, red with a blue outer. 2 columns separated by black-outlined gold.
Script: Indian nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.
F.1r: the seal of Polier (1181). Final page: seal below colophon. Initial folios of verse: the margins are filled with comments (also interlinear comments).
Reddish brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 17.3 × 10.2 × 2.2 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 168.
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