Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 140 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Kashshāf, with glosses.
Language(s): Arabic

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

Colophon further notes: Incomplete so there is no colophon (the text terminates in the middle of surat al-zumar ).


Geschichte der arabischen Literatur C. Brockelmann 1892-1902 (2 vols. plus supplements) GAL I.290; GAL Supp. I.507
Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum orientalium qui in Museo britannico asservantur. Pars secunda, codices arabicos amplectens, C. Rieu (1846-1871) p.62 no.64 [BL Add. 7235 Rich.]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 250 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 25.7 × 16 cm.
Dimensions (written): 19 × 11 cm.
Foliation: Neither foliated nor paginated.


Worm damage.


23 lines per page.

Not ruled. Rubricated in red. Catchwords.


Script: naskh. Quality: Neat. Scribe: Anonymous.


F.1r: seal (ʿIbād Allāh, 1188).

Signs of collation.


Plain reddish leather, Indian style. Yellow paper doublures. Decorations: The spine is embossed: "HASCHIAT AL KESCHAF BY KOTBEDDIN AL SCHIRAZI". Dimensions: 26 × 15.5 × 4 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 311.


Origin: Undated.

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.

Record Sources


All manuscripts of the Pote Collection are on permanent loan at Cambridge University Library. Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card for admissions procedures consult Cambridge University Library. Contact near_eastern@lib.cam.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript

Funding of Cataloguing

King's College Cambridge


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