King's Pote 27 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Note concerning author: The author died after 957/1550.
Colophon further notes: 12th of some month. The year is not provided (folio margin has been trimmed). Browne uses the year from the 2nd work: 1055/1645.
Note concerning work: An epistolary manual containing letters to various notable contemporaries, including Bābur, Humāyūn, Shāh Ismaʿil, Ḥusayn Wāʿiẓ-i-Kāshifī, etc. The following manuscript contains related content: BL IO Islamic 3958.
Colophon details: Date: Tuesday 7 Dhū al-Qaʿdah 1055 / 25 Dec 1645 Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning work: An epistolary manual. For a 2013 article on manuscripts of Bayani's Munsha'at see http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/ach/article/viewFile/26812/17069. Early copies date to 1563, 1572 and 1575.
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning work: Epistolary models.
16-18 lines per page.
Interlinear translations of Arabic quotations (e.g. Qur'an) into Persian. Flyleaf: an English note in the hand of Henry Bradshaw gives details of the collation (of quires).
Suede, light tan leather, European, with marbled paper on boards. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 29.8 × 20.7 × 3.5 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 36.
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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