Eton Pote 366(1) (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon details: Date: Friday 11 Dhū-l-Ḥijjah 995 / 12 Nov 1587 Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: The date is added in another hand. A further note adds that it the manuscript was collated in Shawwāl 997.
Note concerning work: 1st volume of M.al-S.
27 lines per page.
Ruled in blue. Rubrications in red.
Script: naskh. Quality: (in two hands; around 1/3 seems to be a replacement). Scribe: Anonymous.
F.1r: seal (Sayyid Quṭb al-dīn ʿAlī Bahādur Khān; dated 1141?, 15). Inspection note dated Rabīʿ I 1146, states in 2 volumes. Owned by Luṭf Allāh b. Asad Allāh al-Ḥusaynī in 999. Events are marked in red in the margins.
Signs of collation.
Tan suede, European style. Watermarked paper doublures. Dimensions: 27.5 × 17 × 5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 1006.
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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