Eton Pote 264 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Note concerning author: Author also known as Baṭlamiyūs.
Colophon details: Date: Saturday first 10 days Dhū-l-Qaʿdah 921 / Dec 1515 Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: A collation note in another hand below the colophon is dated 1131 = 10th Mihr 645 Maliki - Muḥammad ʿĀbid ibn ʿAbd al-Karīm.
23-24 lines per page.
Not ruled. Rubrications in red.
F.1r: 7 or more seals mostly smudged. An inspection note is dated year 1069. Codex contains some diagrams (circles and arcs) in red and black.
Reddish brown leather, Indian style. Pressure molded central turanj and two pendants. Marbled paper doublures. Condition: The upper board and the spine are partly detached. Dimensions: 25 × 15 × 6 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 606.
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.
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