Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 329 (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of al-Kullīyāt min al-Qānūn.
Language(s): Arabic

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

Note concerning manuscript: Begins with 5 pages describing the contents.

Note concerning work: In fact the Kulliyat is not an abridgment but is simply book 1 of his Qanun. See also work_3291 and others which seem to be a commentary upon this.


Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 work_3001
Geschichte der arabischen Literatur C. Brockelmann 1892-1902 (2 vols. plus supplements) GAL I.457; GAL Supp. I.823-4

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 107 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 23 × 13.7 cm.
Dimensions (written): 18 × 9 cm.
Foliation: Foliated.


25 lines per page.

Not ruled. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.


Scribe: Anonymous.


Black coarse-grained leather with frame painted in gold, Indian style. Red leather doublures with frame painted in gold. Condition: The upper board is detached. Dimensions: 23 × 14 × 1.7 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 902.


Origin: Undated.

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.


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



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