Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 292(3) (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection

Note on existence:Eton Pote 292(3) at shelfmark 7/7 was not catalogued by Margoliouth.

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Fatāva-i ʿĀlamgīrī.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

Note concerning manuscript: Contains the first half of the second volume according to colophon.

References

Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.377
Supplement to the catalogue of the Arabic manuscripts in the British Museum, C. Rieu (1894) p.191 no.299 [BL Or. 1110]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 350 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 22 × 19 cm.
Dimensions (written): 16.5 × 12 cm.
Foliation: Not foliated or paginated.

Layout

15 lines per page.

Ruled in yellow with black and navy outer. Rubrications in red.

Hand(s)

Script: naskh. Scribe: Anonymous.

Binding

Suede, European style. Watermarked paper doublures (J. Whatman). Dimensions: 23 × 19.5 × 5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 786.

History

Note on existence:In his catalogue of 1904 Margoliouth did not record shelfmark 7/7 among the six volumes he catalogued under items 23-28 (or anywhere else). It would appear he overlooked this volume as 7 volumes of the work are extant in the Eton Pote collection.
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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