Eton Pote 302 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
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Ruled in double red with a blue outer. Rubrications in red.
F.1r: seal of ʿIbād Allāh (1188). This ownership seal appears in around 15 of Polier's manuscripts in the Pote collection. Other manuscripts containing that seal include: Edinburgh 295 (Yūsuf-u Zalaykhā), Edinburgh 300 (Dīwān-i ʿUrfī) and Edinburgh 317 (Ṭilism-i Ḥayrat) - all works for which Polier had other copies - and perhaps Edinburgh 293 (Kullīyāt-i Jāmī); also BL IO Islamic 1612, a work of Indian travel.
Marbled paper with a suede spine, European style. Watermarked paper doublures "(J.Ho. Zoonen." = J. Honig & Zoonen). Dimensions: 28.5 × 15 × 1 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 833.
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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