Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 69 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Tanqīḥ al-Uṣūl with author’s commentary, al-Tawḍīḥ, and a super-commentary, Talwīḥ.
Language(s): Arabic

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: a student named Sayyid Tāj al-dīn سيد تاج الدين corrected by ʿAbd al-Rasūl Mudarris.

Colophon further notes: Written (i.e. composed) in 758. Notes on the final pages indicate the collation of Talwīḥ was completed: the collation was written by Sayyid Tāj al-dīn, with ʿAbd al-Rasūl Mudarris as collator.

Note concerning work: There is an early copy (757/1356) in Bodleian MS. Laud Or. 138.


Geschichte der arabischen Literatur C. Brockelmann 1892-1902 (2 vols. plus supplements) GAL II.214; GAL Supp. II.300
Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum orientalium qui in Museo britannico asservantur. Pars secunda, codices arabicos amplectens, C. Rieu (1846-1871) p.119 no.206 [BL Add. 7266 Rich.]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 400 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 28.5 × 18 cm.
Dimensions (written): 19.5 × 11.5 cm.
Foliation: Neither foliated nor paginated.


Worm damage.


25 lines per page.

Not ruled.


Script: plain. Scribe: a student named Sayyid Tāj al-dīn سيد تاج الدين corrected by ʿAbd al-Rasūl Mudarris.


The manuscript contains numerous marginal notes.

Marks of collation.


Plain brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures (watermarked: "L.V.G."). Dimensions: 28.8 × 18.3 × 4.5 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 186.


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


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

Funding of Cataloguing

King's College Cambridge



Comment on this record

Please fill out your details.

How are we using your feedback? See our privacy policy.

See the Availability section of this record for information on viewing the item in a reading room.