Eton Pote 333 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning manuscript: Ms seems to be missing its first page.
Note concerning work: BL Or. 8329 (721H) is apparently a partial autograph of this work. See A Classified Handlist of Arabic Manuscripts Acquired Since 1912: Islamic law by R. Vassie (1995), p.33 no.227.
19 lines per page.
Ruled in double red with a blue outer (the first extant page is ruled in double red, yellow and blue). Rubrications in red.
Brown leather, Indian style. Gold inlayed turanj , pendants and corner pieces. Plain leather doublures. Condition: The spine is disintegrating. The boards are detached. Dimensions: 29.6 × 16.6 × 6.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: (no number found).
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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