Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 65(3) (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Bayāz̤ of prose selections.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

Note concerning manuscript: A variety of prose works in a variety of hands. One of three codices in bayāż (oblong) format stored together under King's 65.

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Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 70 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 24.5 × 13.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 19.5 × 11 cm.
Foliation: Neither foliated nor paginated.

Layout

variable lines per page.

Ruled in gold with a red outer (first 3 folios of central section only).

Hand(s)

Script: a mix of hands. Quality: The hand of the Fuṣūṣ of Fārābī is very beautiful. Scribe: Anonymous.

Binding

Reddish brown leather. Plain leather doublures. Bayāż (oblong) format. Dimensions: 24.3 × 13.5 × 1 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: unknown.

History

Origin: Undated.

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.

Record Sources

Availability

All manuscripts of the Pote Collection are on permanent loan at Cambridge University Library. Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card for admissions procedures consult Cambridge University Library. Contact near_eastern@lib.cam.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript


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