Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 250 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Sharḥ Ashkāl al-Taʾsīs. 1 copy of Sharḥ Jaghmīnī. 1 copy of Sharḥ Tashrīḥ al-Aflāk.
1.
Language(s): Arabic

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

References

Geschichte der arabischen Literatur C. Brockelmann 1892-1902 (2 vols. plus supplements) GAL I.468 (3); GAL Supp. I.850
Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum orientalium qui in Museo britannico asservantur. Pars secunda, codices arabicos amplectens, C. Rieu (1846-1871) p.186 no.388 [BL Add. 7471]
2.
Language(s): Arabic

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

Note concerning work: The underyling work appears to be al-Mulakhkhaṣ fī al-Hayʾah by al-Jaghmīnī.

References

Geschichte der arabischen Literatur C. Brockelmann 1892-1902 (2 vols. plus supplements) GAL I.473 (al-Mulakhkhaṣ fī al-Hayʾah by al-Jaghmīnī)
3.
Commentator: Anonymous
Language(s): Arabic

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

References

Geschichte der arabischen Literatur C. Brockelmann 1892-1902 (2 vols. plus supplements) GAL II.414-5 (6); GAL Supp. II.595
Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum orientalium qui in Museo britannico asservantur. Pars secunda, codices arabicos amplectens, C. Rieu (1846-1871) p.244 no.532 [BL Add. 7461 Rich. /4-5]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 80 + c. 130 + c. 10 = c. 200 Folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 25.5 × 20 cm.
Dimensions (written): × cm.
Foliation: Neither foliated nor paginated.

Condition

The folios have been remounted on thick margins.

Layout

15 lines per page.

Not ruled.

Hand(s)

Script: shikasta. Quality: 2nd work is in a different hand. Scribe: Anonymous.

Additions:

Flyleaf: a long note (Muḥammad Amīn al-dīn) and an erased seal. F.1r: a note and erased seal. The manuscript contains many marginal and interlinear notes (including sketched diagrams). The 3rd work contains a diagram in red ink.

Binding

Brown leather, Indian style, with an envelope flap. Plain leather doublures. Decorations: Pressure moulded turanj and pendants; two pendants and a central moulded inscription on the spine of the flap and a turanj on the point of the flap. Dimensions: 25 × 19.5 × 3 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 599.

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

Funding of Cataloguing

King's College Cambridge

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