Eton Pote 267 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Note concerning author: It seems the author is not Jaʿfar ibn Zaid.
Colophon details: Date: middle of Rajab 1066 / May 1656 Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning manuscript: A beautiful manuscript.
Note concerning work: Incipit as in RAS Arabic 74 (the same work).
10 lines per page.
Ruled in gold with a blue outer. Rubrications in red and in gold.
Script: naskh. Scribe: Anonymous.
Ff.1v-2r: illuminated frontispiece; interlinear gold with red and blue. Margins gold ground with red, blue, pink, green floral pattern. Text block speckled with gold. Margins of later folios contain drawings of flowers in gold with elements in brown, green, red, etc. One folio contains a dark brown thumb-piece.
F.1r: seal of Polier (1181).
Signs of collation.
Reddish brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 16.3 × 9 × 2.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 667.
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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