King's Pote 138(4) (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Note concerning manuscript: Contains not volume 4 but volume 3, parts 1-2. An internal colophon around half way through states this is the end of the 1st section of the 3rd volume. The final colophon states this is the end of the second section of the 3rd volume.
Note concerning work: Persian history and biography, completed in 930/1524 (in ten volumes).
20-22 lines per page.
Ruled in a single red line. Rubrications in red (but left blank in second part).
F.1r: the seal of Polier (1181) and a note stating it contains sections of the 3rd volume.
Dark brown plain leather, European style. Plain paper doublures. Condition: The spine has disintegrated, leaving only the cords. Dimensions: 29.5 × 18.5 × 4 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 7+.
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