King's Pote 25 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon further notes: 1132 is not the 5th year of any Mughal emperor's rule. Browne dates the ms 1169/1755-56 (i.e. 3rd year of ʿĀlamgīr II).
Note concerning manuscript: Contain 2 works or two distinct parts of a single work, apparently in the same hand. The second starts on f.267 and is dated at the end.
Note concerning work: A work on materia medica. Browne: the book was so named in honour of the Princess Badīʿ al-Jamāl, to whom it was dedicated.
17 lines per page.
Ruled in double red with light blue outer (most folios also have a much larger single blue frame). Ff.267v-268r has gold rulings, after which ruled in red either side of blue. Red rubrications. Catchwords.
F.1v: an Indian sarlauh in gold, red, light blue pen. F.267v: a more highly illuminated sarlauh in gold.
Reddish brown leather, Indian style. Marbled paper doublures. Decorations: Pressure moulded central turanj with 2 small pendants. Dimensions: 25 × 16.5 × 3.8 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 9.
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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