Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 251 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Tahdhīb al-Manṭiq.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 120 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 17.7 × 10 cm.
Dimensions (written): 12 × 5 cm.
Foliation: Neither foliated nor paginated.


Worm damaged.


21 lines per page.

Not ruled.


Script: nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.


Flyleaf: a note. F.1r: two erased seals with notes (inspected by Qulī Khān Bahādur on 17 Jumādā II, year 20 of Muḥammad Shāh; inspected again 11 Ṣafar 1140). Final folio: 2 erased seals.

Signs of collation.


Marbled paper binding with a leather spine, Indian style. Tan plain paper doublures. Condition: The upper board is detached. The spine is damaged. Dimensions: 17.7 × 10 × 2 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 598.


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


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


Comment on this record

Please fill out your details.

How are we using your feedback? See our privacy policy.