King's Pote 245 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon further notes: The composition of vol. 1 was completed in 22 Rajab 1082 (five years prior to this copy).
Note concerning work: Persian paraphrase begun in 1082/1671-2 and completed in 1087/1676-7.
19 lines per page.
Not ruled. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.
F.1r: more than 10 seals (most erased; 2 different seals of Luṭf Allāh one of which is repeated on the final folio, heart shaped) with notes. An acquistion note: 5 rupees in 7 Shaʿbān 1144.
Marbled paper on suede with a suede spine, European style. Plain paper doublures (watermarked: L with C combined with V with inverted V and triangle above). Dimensions: 25.5 × 17 × 3.2 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 622.
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