King's Pote 48 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Place: Shāhjahānābād (in the "house of lilies", khanah laleh ) Date: Tuesday, start of Jumādā I 1153 / 26 Jul 1740 Scribe: Muḥammad Aʿẓam Qādirī ibn Yār Muḥammad from Panjab محمد اعظم قادرى .
Colophon further notes: An extensive colophon explains the author was the munshī of Shah Jahan.
Note concerning work: Work completed in 1061/1651. Translated in 1799 by Jonathan Scott - see https://archive.org/details/bahardanushorga02llgoog .
21 lines per page.
Ruled in double red with a larger single red frame to define the margin. Red rubrications.
Script: nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Muḥammad Aʿẓam Qādirī ibn Yār Muḥammad from Panjab محمد اعظم قادرى.
First flyleaf: erased seal. F.1r: the seal of Polier (1181). Second flyleaf: another seal with numerous notes. Within the manuscript there are many marginal notes frequently explaining difficult words.
Signs of collation.
Brown leather, Indian style. Plain leather doublures. Decorations: Gold inlay: turanj with four pendants and corner pieces. A painted silver border. Dimensions: 28.8 × 17.3 × 3.5 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 98.
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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