King's Pote 97 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Note concerning work: Browne presumed this to be the work properly entitled Rawz̤at al-Afrāḥ wa-Nuzhat al-Arwāh, or perhaps Nuzhat al-Arwāh wa-Rawz̤at al-Afrāḥ Fī Tārīkh al-Ḥukamāʾ wa-l-Falāsifa, by Shams al-dīn Muḥammad al-Shahrazūrī. However, the incipit is very similar to that of the Persian version by Maqṣūd ʿAlī Tabrīzī of a Tārīkh al-Ḥukamā attributed to Shams al-dīn Muḥammad Suhrawardī (sic) in BL IO Islamic 1579.
15 lines per page.
Ruled in single red and blue outer.
Plain reddish brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 28.8 × 16.7 × 1.8 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 141.
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