Eton Pote 281 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Note concerning author: The Patna / Bankipore catalogue states that a man of the abridger's name and author of a work of this title (a pharmacopia in Persian) was "a famous Indian physician of the time of Shāh ʿĀlam and Akbar n. (a.h. 1173-1253 = a.d. 1759-1837), who became the head of a school of medicine, the followers of which are known among the Indians as Sharif Khanis, as opposed to 'Alawi Khanis, the followers of the school founded by 'Alawi Khan (d. 1160 a.h.), the celebrated court physician of Muhammad Shah of Delhi... He died in a.h. 1231 = a.d. 1815." Probably identical with Khān, Sharīf, 1725?-1815 or 1816.
Colophon details: Place: Shāhjahānābād Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning manuscript: Begins with 6 page detailed table of contents (with folios numbers).
30 lines per page.
Not ruled. Rubrications in red.
F.1r: note on monies required for the copy (binding, paper and scribe: 22 rupees).
Reddish brown leather, Indian style. An inlayed metal turanj , pendants and corner pieces. Reddish brown leather doublures. Dimensions: 31.7 × 17.5 × 3.3 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 740.
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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