Eton Pote 321 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning manuscript: First 3 folios of Preface contain a list of contents with folio numbers.
Note concerning work: An extract of this rare work is translated in The History of India as told by its Own Historians - the Muhammedan Period by Sir H.M. Elliot and J.Dowson, 8 vols (London; 1867-77) vol. 8, pp. 37-9.
25 lines per page.
Marbled paper, leather spine, Indian style. Yellow paper doublures. Condition: The upper board is very loose. Dimensions: 28 × 16.5 × 3.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 910.
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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