Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 232 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Sharḥ Arjūza fī al-Ṭibb.
Language(s): Arabic

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

Note concerning manuscript: F.122: an internal colophon and a blank page at the end of the first section.


Geschichte der arabischen Literatur C. Brockelmann 1892-1902 (2 vols. plus supplements) GAL I.457 (nos. 81, 82); GAL Supp. I.823
Supplement to the catalogue of the Arabic manuscripts in the British Museum, C. Rieu (1894) p.544, no.801 [BL Or. 3691]
Lexicon bibliographicum et encyclopædicum, G. Flügel (1835-8) (Ḥājjī Khalīfa, Kashf al-Zunūn), vol.1, p.246 (no. 463)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 189 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 25 × 14.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 19 × 8.5 cm.
Foliation: Foliated.


Worm damage.


15 lines per page.

Not ruled. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.


Script: Indian nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.


F.1r: the seal of ʿIbād Allāh 1188 ; purchased 1177.

Signs of collation.


Redish brown leather, Indian style. Yellow and green patterned doublures (with gold sprinkles) with label: "AUGSP". Condition: The upper board is detached. Dimensions: 25 × 14.3 × 2.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 592.


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


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