King's Pote 146 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Note concerning work: Browne identified the underlying work as Talkhīṣ al-Miftāḥ by Qazvīnī but since the incipit matches that in BL IO Bijapur 260 it seems Palmer and Polier were more correct in indicating the glossed work is the Muṭawwal of Taftāzānī, which is itself a commentary upon Talkhīṣ al-Miftāḥ. Qazvīnī's work was itself an improving abridgement of the Miftāḥ al-ʿulūm of Sakkākī.
21 lines per page.
Not ruled. Red rubrications. Catchwords.
F.1r: 2 smudged seals (one reads: Muhammad).
Numerous marginal notes.
Signs of collation.
Brown leather, Indian style. Marbled paper doublures. Decorations: Gold inlaid turanj, two pendants and corner pieces. A painted frame: double gold line. Condition: The spine is coming away from the textblock. Dimensions: 24.7 × 14.5 × 4.2 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 318.
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