King's Pote 58 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon further notes: (the same scribe penned King's 254).
Note concerning work: An account of the lives and miracles of the 12 Imams. For another copy see Bodleian Ms. Whinfield 21 (catalogue, part 3, p. 72, entry #2782, which refers to yet others in BL India Office Delhi Persian 578a and 578b).
14-15 lines per page.
Not ruled. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.
European style, marbled paper on suede with a suede spine. Plain European paper doublures (watermarked). Dimensions: 21.8 × 13.5 × 6.6 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 109.
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