King's Pote 53 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Note concerning author: Marshall lists an author (poet) by the name of Nanddās. He wrote in Hindi and flourished during the reign of Akbar: p. 367.
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning manuscript: The 2nd work is found on the first 16 and final 20 unfoliated folios, before and after the '1st' work.
Note concerning work: It is not clear what the title of this work might be. The title for a second work in King's 53 was provided by Palmer: Badāyiʿ al-Khalq.
8-12 lines per page.
Not ruled. Two columns (verse).
Plain brown leather, Indian style, with badly painted silver frame. Marbled paper doublures. Condition: The spine is damaged, separating from the textblock. Dimensions: 15.3 × 9.3 × 2.2 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 91.
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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