Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 31(3) (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Akbar-nāmah. 1 copy of Akbar-nāmah.
1.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

References

Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 pp.247-251 [BL Add 27247, BL Add 17926, BL Add. 18541, etc]
Catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the India Office (2 vols.) H. Ethé 1903-37 col.99, no. 235 [BL IO Islamic 4]
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library E. Sachau and H. Ethé 1889 col.110, no. 200 [Bodl. Elliot 4a and Elliot 4b]
Persian Literature: a bio-bibliographical survey C. A. Storey 1927–39 I.1 p.544 (all 3 vols 1007H); I.1 p.549
Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.32
A catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the University of Cambridge, E. Browne (1896) p.162, no. 87 [Camb. Oo. 6.1]
2. ;
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

Colophon further notes: Incomplete at the end so there is no colophon.

References

Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 pp.247-251 [BL Add 27247, BL Add 17926, BL Add. 18541, etc]
Catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the India Office (2 vols.) H. Ethé 1903-37 col.99, no. 235 [BL IO Islamic 4]
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library E. Sachau and H. Ethé 1889 col.110, no. 200 [Bodl. Elliot 4a and Elliot 4b]
Persian Literature: a bio-bibliographical survey C. A. Storey 1927–39 I.1 p.544 (all 3 vols 1007H); I.1 p.549
Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.32
A catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the University of Cambridge, E. Browne (1896) p.162, no. 87 [Camb. Oo. 6.1]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Incomplete at the end of the codex (8 folios wanting).
Extent: 671 folios (for both volumes).
Dimensions (leaf): 29 × 16.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 21 × 10 cm.
Foliation: Foliated.

Layout

25 lines per page.

Not ruled.

Hand(s)

Script: Indian nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.

Additions:

Flyleaf: an English note in the hand of Henry Bradshaw gives details of the collation (of quires). Flyleaf: a seal (Khayr Andīsh).

Notes concerning codex: The codex contains volumes 3 and 4 bound together.

Binding

Reddish brown leather, Indian style. Doublures: plain leather. Decorations: Gold inlaid turanj with pendants above and below; corner pieces. Condition: The spine is damaged and loose (in need of repair). Dimensions: 28.5 × 16 × 8 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 26.

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

Bibliography

    Work in multiple volumes bearing the class-marks: 31(1), 31(2), 31(3).

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