Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 297(2) (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Treatise on the horse. 1 copy of Treatise on the horse.
1.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: 6 Rajab year 8 (Muḥammad Shāhī, i.e. 1138) / 10 Mar 1726 Scribe: ʿAbd al-Raḥīm عبد الرحيم originally another name: Bahiyah Zarin Jiv?.

Colophon further notes: Internal colophon, with original name of scribe (Bahiyah Zarin Jiv?) erased and replaced by ʿAbd al-Raḥīm who is the scribe of the second work.

References

Persian Literature: a bio-bibliographical survey C. A. Storey 1927–39 II.3 p.397 (210/2 first part only 1138H - sole copy of a work composed in 812?); II.3 p.401 (201/1 1138H - that date of 812 seems to apply to the second work not the first)
2.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: 23 Shawwāl 1138 (year 8 of Muḥammad Shāhī) / 24 Jun 1726 Scribe: ʿAbd al-Raḥīm عبد الرحيم .

Colophon further notes: Copied for Mir Bihju.

Note concerning work: Work composed in 812 in Cairo; 100 chapters including 60 on diseases of the horse.

References

Persian Literature: a bio-bibliographical survey C. A. Storey 1927–39 II.3 p.397 (210/2 first part only 1138H - sole copy of a work composed in 812?); II.3 p.401 (201/1 1138H - that date of 812 seems to apply to the second work not the first)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 50 + c. 50 = c. 100 Folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 22 × 13 cm.
Dimensions (written): 17.5 × 9 cm.
Foliation: Not foliated or paginated.

Layout

15 lines per page.

Not ruled. Rubrications in red.

Hand(s)

Scribe: ʿAbd al-Raḥīm عبد الرحيم originally another name: Bahiyah Zarin Jiv?.

Binding

Reddish brown leather, Indian style. A frame painted in silver. Paper doublures with a silver design painted on teal. Dimensions: 22 × 13.2 × 1.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 794.

History

Origin: 6 Rajab year 8 (Muḥammad Shāhī, i.e. 1138) AH; 10 Mar 1726 CE; 23 Shawwāl 1138 (year 8 of Muḥammad Shāhī) AH; 24 Jun 1726 CE

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


Comments

Comment on this record

Please fill out your details.

How are we using your feedback? See our privacy policy.

TO TOP