Eton Pote 358 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: F.250v: colophon, which does not provide a date (the 2nd work in Hindustani contains a date 16 Rabīʿ I 1189; the 3rd work dated 24 Rabīʿ II 1189).
Note concerning manuscript: F.1r: list of (some) chapters with folio count for each. First few folios contain a Preface describing 63 chapters. Main work of 250 folios is follow by 10 folios (Hinudstani) and 7 folios with some other text (mixture of Hindustani and Persian).
19 lines per page.
Not ruled. Rubrications in red.
Brown leather, Indian style. An inlayed turanj and pendants framed in a band of cartouches. Doublures in purple speckled paper. Condition: The upper board is detached. Dimensions: 23.5 × 13 × 4 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 1016.
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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