Eton Pote 301 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon details: Date: 1065 / 1655 Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: Dated by chronogram.
Note concerning work: Has the same first and last lines as BL IO Islamic 3082/2 and BL IO Islamic 2198 which identifies this as Mihr u Māh by Mīr ʿAskarī ʿĀqil Khān Rāzī.
15 lines per page.
Not ruled. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.
Flyleaf: 4 seals all but erased; numerous inspection notes.
Signs of collation.
Marbled paper with a suede spine, European style. Watermarked paper doublures ("J.WHATMAN"). Dimensions: 24.7 × 13.5 × 1.2 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 842.
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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