King's Pote 172 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon further notes: Signed at the end of the second work.
17 lines per page.
First 8 folios ruled in black-outlined gold with a blue outer. Thereafter ruled in double red with blue. Catchwords.
F.1v: an illuminated sarlauh in gold, blue, red, burgundy.
F.1r: the name of ʿIbād Allāh (perhaps the person whose seal dated 1188 is often found in Polier's mss).
Reddish brown leather with lighter brown spine, Indian style. Plain paper doublures. Condition: The spine is separating from the textblock. There is a break in the text block around halfway through resulting in at least one loose folio (at the start of the second work). In need of repair. Dimensions: 21.9 × 12.6 × 5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 399.
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