Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 183 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of al-Risālat al-Shamsīyah (with glosses). 1 copy of Dāʾūd Ḥāshiyah.
1.
Glossator and Super-glossator: Mullā Dāvūd ملا داؤود
Language(s): Arabic

Colophon details: Date: 20 Rajab 1077 / 16 Jan 1667 Scribe: Anonymous.

References

Geschichte der arabischen Literatur C. Brockelmann 1892-1902 (2 vols. plus supplements) GAL I.466; GAL Supp. I.845
2.
Language(s): Arabic

Colophon details: Date: 14 Jumādā II 1077 / 12 Dec 1666 Scribe: Anonymous.

References

Geschichte der arabischen Literatur C. Brockelmann 1892-1902 (2 vols. plus supplements) GAL I.466; GAL Supp. I.845

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 60 + 79 folios = c. 140 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 22.3 × 13 cm.
Dimensions (written): 17 × 9 cm.
Foliation: Second work only is foliated.

Layout

23 lines per page.

Not ruled. Catchwords.

Hand(s)

Script: nastaʿlīq. Quality: Browne: vile scrawl (multiple hands). Scribe: Anonymous.

Additions:

Flyleaf: a smudged seal and many notes. 2 pages prior to the second work: two smudged seals and numerous notes (including an acquisition note dated 15 Muḥarram 1160 / 27 Jan 1747) mostly in Arabic.

Binding

Reddish brown leather, Eurpoean style. Plain paper doublures (watermarked). Dimensions: 23 × 13.7 × 2.8 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 385.

History

Origin: 20 Rajab 1077 AH; 16 Jan 1667 CE; 14 Jumādā II 1077 AH; 12 Dec 1666 CE

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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