Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 260 (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Shamshīr Khānī (epitome of the Shāhnāmah).
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

Note concerning work: Treatise composed in 1063 (year 26) in Kabul.

References

Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 p.539 [BL Add. 25798]
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library E. Sachau and H. Ethé 1889 col.453, no. 504 [Bodl. Ouseley 222]
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Part III A.F.L. Beeston 1954 p.22 no. 2542 [Bodl. Ms. Ind. Inst. Pers. 101]
Persian Literature: a bio-bibliographical survey C. A. Storey 1927–39 V.1 p.153
Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.465

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 200 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 24.5 × 12.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 21 × 9.5 cm.
Foliation: Not foliated or paginated.

Layout

18 lines per page.

Not ruled. Rubrications in red.

Hand(s)

Scribe: Anonymous.

Additions:

F.1r: seal of Polier (1181).

Binding

Reddish brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 25 × 12.5 × 3.2 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 612+.

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 second half alphabetically going to Eton. 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

Manuscript description based on D.S. Margoliouth, Catalogue of the Oriental Manuscripts in the Library of Eton College, Oxford, 1904 enhanced with additional descriptions and corrections by Shiva Mihan.

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

Funding of Cataloguing

Eton College


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