Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 165 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Dīvān Naẓīrī Nīshāpūrī.

Note concerning author: The author died in India.

Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

References

Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 pp.817-8 [BL Add. 7819]
Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.374
A catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the University of Cambridge, E. Browne (1896) p.292, no. 202 [Camb. Add. 1055]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 250 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 24.4 × 15.3 cm.
Dimensions (written): 20 × 11 cm.
Foliation: Neither foliated nor paginated.

Condition

Marginal repairs to the first few folios.

Layout

15 lines per page.

Not ruled. 2 columns (verse). Catchwords.

Hand(s)

Script: Indian nastaʿlīq. Quality: Low quality. Scribe: Anonymous.

Additions:

F.1r: the seal of Polier.

Binding

Plain dark brown leather, Indian style. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 24.8 × 16 × 3.6 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 406.

History

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

Availability

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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