King's Pote 86 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning manuscript: First two folios (with repairs): a table of contents with folio numbers. It begins with surah Maryam. Contains only the second half of the work (surah Maryam to the end).
31 lines per page.
Script: plain. Quality: Bad. Scribe: Anonymous.
The manuscript contains numerous marginal notes. Browne: the notes at the end are in Malay.
Signs of collation.
Brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublure (watermarked: "L.V.C."). Decorations: The spine is embossed: "The Koran by Zamashkhari. Part II". Dimensions: 28.5 × 22.3 × 5 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 185.
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