Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 239 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Ṣad Kalima (“Hundred Words”) of Ptolemy (a Persian commentary upon the latter's Liber Fructus).
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

References

Persian Literature: a bio-bibliographical survey C. A. Storey 1927–39 II.1 p.37
Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum orientalium qui in Museo britannico asservantur. Pars secunda, codices arabicos amplectens, C. Rieu (1846-1871) p.197b, p.773a [BL Add. 7490]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 68 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 21.8 × 12.3 cm.
Dimensions (written): 15.5 × 8 cm.
Foliation: Foliated.

Layout

15 lines per page.

Not ruled. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.

Hand(s)

Script: Naskh. Scribe: Anonymous.

Binding

Marbled paper on suede with a suede spine, European style. Plain paper doublures (watermarked: "whatman"). Dimensions: 22.2 × 12.5 × 1 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 621.

History

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

Availability

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


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