King's Pote 34 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: There is no colophon - the work is possibly incomplete at the end.
Note concerning work: A manual of Shīʿite theology and metaphysics. The author, Mīr Dāmād, is very likely one and the same as the author of King's 8, Mīr Muḥammad Bāqir Dāmād, in which case his date of death is earlier, 1040/1631. See S.H. Rizvi, "Mīr Dāmād in India: Islamic Philosophical Traditions and the Problem of Creation", Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. 131 (2011), pp. 9-23.
15-24 lines per page.
Not ruled. Rubrications with larger letters.
Script: Naskh. Quality: Fair. Scribe: Anonymous.
The manuscript contains many marginal and interlinear notes.
Plain reddish brown leather, European style. Plain watermarked European paper doublure. Dimensions: 24 × 15.7 × 4.5 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 24.
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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Funding of Cataloguing
King's College Cambridge