King's Pote 38 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning work: A work on the science of controversy ( ʿIlm al-Jidāl ).
Note concerning author: It seems the author is ʿAbd al-Bāqī ibn Ghawth al-Islām al-Ṣiddīqī al-Jawnpūrī.
Colophon further notes: The scribe was also the initial owner.
Note concerning work: A work on the science of controversy ( ʿIlm al-Jidāl ). It is possible this is the work of this title by ʿAbd al-Bāqī ibn Ghawth al-Islām al-Ṣiddīqī al-Jawnpūrī which is itself a gloss on al-Ādāb al-Sharīfīyah by ʿAlī ibn Muḥammad al-Jurjānī (d.816/1413). There are copies in Khuda Bakhsh 3790 and in BL IO Islamic 1351. See also Bodleian, MS. A. Walker 10.
17 lines per page.
Script: naskh. Quality: Good. Scribe: Anonymous.
Signs of collation.
Plain brown leather, European style. Doublures European paper with watermark. Plain leather doublures. Dimensions: 22 × 13 × 2.3 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 15.
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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