King's Pote 62(1) (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: 1 Dhū al-Qaʿdah 1194 / 29 Oct 1780 Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: The date is part of a note saying the manuscript was ordered by Polier.
Note concerning manuscript: The manuscript begins with a detailed table of contents extending over five pages.
Note concerning work: Volume 1 contains the first 9 chapters.
12 lines per page.
Ruled in double red with a blue outer. Rubrications in red.
Script: shikasta. Scribe: Anonymous.
The seal of Polier is found on the first folio (the table of contents) and on the first folio of the work itself.
Plain brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 28 × 17.3 × 2.5 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 103.
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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