Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 357 (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Manār al-Anwār.
Language(s): Arabic

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

Note concerning work: An India Office manuscript [BL IO Delhi 450e] is described in p.208, no.1447.

References

Geschichte der arabischen Literatur C. Brockelmann 1892-1902 (2 vols. plus supplements) GAL II.196; GAL Supp. II.263
Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum orientalium qui in Museo britannico asservantur. Pars secunda, codices arabicos amplectens, C. Rieu (1846-1871) p.119 no.205 [BL Add. 7271 Rich.]
Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum orientalium qui in Museo britannico asservantur. Pars secunda, codices arabicos amplectens, C. Rieu (1846-1871) p.141 no. 270 [BL Add. 6025]
A catalogue of the Arabic manuscripts in the Library of the India Office (vol. 1), O. Loth (1877) p.77, no.312 [BL IO Islamic 1737]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 200 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 21.8 × 14.4 cm.
Dimensions (written): 10.5 × 6.5 cm.
Foliation: Not foliated or paginated.

Layout

5 lines per page.

Not ruled.

Hand(s)

Script: naskh. Scribe: Anonymous.

Additions:

Codex contains numerous interlinear and marginal annotations and the main text was widely spaced to allow for this.

Binding

Light brown suede, European style. Watermarked paper doublures (C. Taylor). Dimensions: 22.5 × 14.5 × 2.8 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 1019.

History

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.

Availability

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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