King's Pote 118 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: P.443. A fairly old manuscript but the single line colophon is undated. P.391: internal colophon refers to Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Qūnawī.
Note concerning manuscript: A numerated table of contents has been added at the beginning (on a separate quire), followed by a note stating 622 great people are listed, of which 34 are women.
18 lines per page.
Ruled in double green up to p.198 and in double red after that. Ruled frame size varies. Catchwords.
Script: naskh. Quality: Neat (pp.355-373, pp.380-391, pp.411-430, pp.439-443 in mediocre nastaʿlīq ). Scribe: Anonymous.
P.1: four seals, mostly erased (one reads Muḥammad, another is dated 1121). Occasional marginal notes.
Reddish brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures (watermarked: "G.R."). Decorations: The spine is embossed: "Salemi by Jami". Condition: Good. Dimensions: 23.9 × 12.8 × 4.7 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 1089.
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