Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 240 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Commentary on the Taṣrīf of al-Zanjānī.
Language(s): Arabic

Colophon details: Date: Rajab 1113 / Dec 1701 Scribe: Anonymous.

Colophon further notes: The scribe's name has been erased from a note dated Rajab 1113 alongside the colophon.

References

Geschichte der arabischen Literatur C. Brockelmann 1892-1902 (2 vols. plus supplements) GAL I.283; GAL Supp. I.497
Persian Literature: a bio-bibliographical survey C. A. Storey 1927–39 III.1 p.157 (114/3); III.1 p.159 (114/1); III.1 p.161 (114/4 - before 1788 CE); III.1 p.175 (114/2)
Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum orientalium qui in Museo britannico asservantur. Pars secunda, codices arabicos amplectens, C. Rieu (1846-1871) p.233 [BL Arund. Or. 34/3]
Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum orientalium qui in Museo britannico asservantur. Pars secunda, codices arabicos amplectens, C. Rieu (1846-1871) p.233 no.497 [BL Arund. Or. 34/3]
Supplement to the catalogue of the Arabic manuscripts in the British Museum, C. Rieu (1894) p.612, no.957 [BL Or. 4030]
Supplement to the catalogue of the Arabic manuscripts in the British Museum, C. Rieu (1894) p.616 no.968 [BL Or.4342/2]
A catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the University of Cambridge, E. Browne (1896) p.262, no. 177 [Camb. Add. 417/1]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 100 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 21.7 × 12.8 cm.
Dimensions (written): 19.5 × 10.5 cm.
Foliation: Neither foliated nor paginated.

Condition

Repairs to the margins of the first 2 folios. The first page is a replacement. All folios have been repaired in the gutter.

Layout

19 lines per page.

Not ruled.

Hand(s)

Script: nastaʿlīq. Quality: (various hands and pens even on a single folio). Scribe: Anonymous.

Additions: Notes concerning codex: Browne has no entry for this manuscript although it appears in his summary listing, p. 306).

Binding

Reddish brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures (watermarked: fleur-de-lys). Dimensions: 22 × 12.7 × 1.3 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 602.

History

Origin: Rajab 1113 AH; Dec 1701 CE

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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