Eton Pote 289 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Note concerning author: The commentator is very likely Siyālkūtī, ʻAbd al-Ḥakīm ibn Shams al-Dīn, d. 1067/1656 (a logician). Other commentators are Quṭb al-Taḥtānī and Taftāzānī. Leiden Or. 2920 is a gloss and supergloss by Siyalkuti on the gloss of al-Jurjani (d.816/1413) and the commentary of Quṭb al-Taḥtānī on the Shamsīya of Najm al-din Qazwini so perhaps this is another copy of the same work.
Colophon details: Date: 11 Shaʿbān 1053 / 25 Oct 1643 Scribe: Anonymous.
19 lines per page.
Not ruled. Rubrications in red.
Flyleaf: partially smudged seal.
Marbled paper with a leather spine, Indian style. Marbled paper doublures. Dimensions: 18.2 × 10.5 × 3.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 739.
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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