Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 229 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of al-Ḥiṣn al-Ḥaṣīn min Kalām Sayyid al-Mursalīn.
Language(s): Arabic

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.


Geschichte der arabischen Literatur C. Brockelmann 1892-1902 (2 vols. plus supplements) GAL II.201-3; GAL Supp. II.277

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Various colours, from cream to salmon pink.
Extent: c. 100 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 24.2 × 14 cm.
Dimensions (written): 17.5 × 8.5 cm.
Foliation: Neither foliated nor paginated.


The first folio has been remargined with some loss of text.


19 lines per page.

Not ruled. Catchwords.


Script: naskh. Scribe: Anonymous.


Light tan suede, European style. Plain paper doublures (watermarked). Dimensions: 24.4 × 14.2 × 1.6 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 600.


Origin: Undated.

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


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


Comment on this record

Please fill out your details.

How are we using your feedback? See our privacy policy.

See the Availability section of this record for information on viewing the item in a reading room.