King's Pote 130 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon further notes: The same scribe penned King's 131 and possibly is the scribe ʿAbd al-Razzāq Sihālawī who penned a number of mss in Lucknow in 1782-3 which are all now in the Bodleian: Ouseley 53, Ouseley 166, and possibly Ouseley 51-2, 170, 171, 73, 175, 184 and 185].
Note concerning manuscript: It is quite possible the scribe ʿAbd al-Razzāq is not only the scribe of both King's 130 and King's 131 (each in 1781) but also of Bodleian S. Digby Or. 102 (1 year later).
Note concerning work: An encyclopaedia of arts.
15 lines per page.
Ruled in double red with a black outer. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.
Plain reddish brown leather, European style. Doublures: plain paper. Dimensions: 20 × 10.8 × 1.2 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 287.
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