King's Pote 31(1) (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon further notes: The colophon says year 4 (meaning year 40) of Aurangzeb. (Browne's date 1007, 4 years before the author's death, appears to be an error).
21 lines per page.
Ruled in double red.
Flyleaf: an English note in the hand of Henry Bradshaw gives details of the collation (of quires). Flyleaf: two seals, Polier's (1181) and another dated 1166 (with Qur'anic verse).
Reddish brown, leather Indian style. Plain paper doublures. Decorations: Gold inlaid turanj with double pendants above and below; corner pieces in an outer band. Dimensions: 29.3 × 16.8 × 4.5 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 26.
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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