Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 292(6) (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection

Contents

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

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

Note concerning manuscript: 5 flyleaves: list of contents for volume 4.

Note concerning work: Although the Pote number indicates it is volume 6 the contents are volume 4 (part 2).

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: 440 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 30.5 × 20.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 23 × 14 cm.
Foliation: Foliated.

Condition

Replacement folios at the start.

Layout

27 lines per page.

Not ruled. Rubrications in red.

Hand(s)

Script: naskh. Scribe: Anonymous.

Binding

Marbled paper with a suede spine, European style. Watermarked paper doublures (J. Whatman). Dimensions: 31 × 21 × 5.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 786.

History

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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