King's Pote 231 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: The date 644 in the final colophon is the date of composition.
Note concerning manuscript: F.106v: an internal colophon at the end of the section on logic. F.107v: the start of another part of the work (natural sciences) in a different hand and format (more lines per page).
21 and 25 lines per page.
Ruled in double red with a blue outer. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.
Script: Indian nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.
F.1v: numerous notes and erased seals. F.107r: notes and seals (one dated 1181).
Signs of collation.
Light brown leather, European style. Plain brown paper doublures. Decorations: Tooled patterns in two bands, further tooling on the spine. Embossed: "Sharhi Isharati Nasar udini Toosi". Dimensions: 23.1 × 12.2 × 3.8 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 595.
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