King's Pote 178 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Note concerning author: Browne mentioned an earlier poet who wrote under the same name but died earlier, c. 1060/1650. That man's Dīvān is in BL IO Islamic 255.
Colophon details: Date: 1096 / 1685 Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: A chronogram for 1096 is included in the poetry on the final page.
13 lines per page.
Nor ruled. Catchwords.
Script: shikasta. Scribe: Anonymous.
Plain reddish brown leathe, European style. Plain paper doublures (watermarked). Dimensions: 22.7 × 16 × 2 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 403.
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