Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 363 (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Untitled. 1 copy of Untitled. 1 copy of Verses.
1.
Title: Untitled
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

Note concerning work: A brief astronomical treatise. Is it Bīst Bāb by Tusi?

References

Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 p.453 [BL Or. 1585]
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library E. Sachau and H. Ethé 1889 col.923, no. 1503 [Bodl. Fraser 168]
2.
Title: Untitled
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

Note concerning work: A treatise on the calendar.

References

Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 p.453 [BL Or. 1585]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 80 folios in total (3 works).
Dimensions (leaf): 17.8 × 11.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 12 × 5.5 cm.
Foliation: Not foliated or paginated.

Layout

13 lines per page.

Not ruled. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.

Hand(s)

Scribe: Anonymous.

Additions:

Numerous diagrams (some of them on separate slips of paper) in each of the works.

Binding

Reddish leather with stamped inlayed turanj and pendants, Indian style. Marbled paper doublures with a floral design. Condition: Damage to the lower board. Dimensions: 18 × 11.7 × 1.2 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 988.

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

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