King's Pote 209 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon further notes: Year 14 of Muḥammad Shāh.
Note concerning work: An epistolary manual.
21 lines per page.
Ruled in double red with a blue outer. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.
Reddish brown leather, Indian style. Marbled paper doublures. Decorations: Moulded central turanj and two pendants. The spine is embossed: "Kitabi Riadhi Inshah by Jani Kilani". Condition: The upper board is detached,the llower board almost so. Dimensions: 24 × 13.6 × 3.7 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 480.
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