King's Pote 182 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon further notes: There are notes in red ink to the side of the colophon.
Note concerning work: A collection of stories in prose and verse compiled in 1159/1746.
13 lines per page.
Ruled on f.1v only: gold with 2 black outers. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.
F.1v: an illuminated sarlauh in gold and dark blue with multi-coloured flowers.
2nd flyleaf: two pages of poetry (in shikasta). There are also 2 pages of poetry by Ṣāʾib after the colophon (in the hand of the scribe).
Marbled paper on cardboard, plain leather spine, Indian style with an envelope flap (similar plain leather spine). Dark chickpea coloured plain paper doublures. Condition: The flap is detached. Dimensions: 22.8 × 15.2 × 3.3 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 383.
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