Eton Pote 308 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon details: Place: Lucknow Date: Thursday 15 Rajab 1194 - Monday 27 Rajab 1194 / 17 - 29 Jul 1780 Scribe: Muḥammad Bakhsh, poetically named Āshūb (d.1784-5) محمد بخش، آشوب .
Colophon further notes: F.23r: internal colophon stating copied for Major Polier"; f.74r: final colophon.
Note concerning manuscript: The bismillah is characteristic of manuscripts in the hand f Ashub.
15 lines per page.
Ruled in double red with a blue outer. Rubrications in red.
F.1r: seal of Polier (1181).Notes concerning codex: This is a holograph ms written by the poet Muhammad Bakhsh known as Ashub. Note on f.1r: this is a qasida with 3 names: Falak Ashub; Mir'at Jahan-namA; Lubb al-tawarikh. The total number of verses: 569. The work was composed in 1188 (f.1v; f.22v).
(Modern) brown leather binding, European style. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 21 × 11.5 × 1.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 845.
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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