King's Pote 223 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Note concerning author: Mullā Farīd al-dīn later became astrologer to Emperor Shāhjahān.
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: The manuscript ends with a table (there is no colophon).
17 lines per page.
Not ruled. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.
Script: naskh. Scribe: Anonymous.
F.1r: a long note (total of 59 folios, title, author, etc) - the owner is Shaykh Ghulām Muḥammad [ibn] Muḥammadpūrī. The manuscript contains a number of tables in red and black ink.Notes concerning codex: Browne has no entry for this manuscript although it appears in his summary listing, p. 306).
Marbled paper on cardboard with leather spine, Indian style. Mustard coloured plain paper doublures. Condition: Worming. Dimensions: 25 × 14.2 × 1.3 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 541.
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