Eton Pote 372 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Note concerning author: Compiler was either the author of the ʿĀlamgīr-nāmah or perhaps that man's father Muhammad Amin (Amina) Qazwini,, who was author of a Padshahnamah work_514 - see Rieu vol 2 p.258 (BL Or. 173).
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning manuscript: First 2 folios and the last are supplied in another hand (the ms is incomplete).
22 lines per page.
Not ruled. Rubrications in red.
Flyleaf: note: this ms given as a gift byMīr Shams al-dīn in 11 Muḥarram 1175, given to a person whose name is erased; inspection note: this is a rare collection….
Reddish leather with a darker leather spine, Indian style. An inlayed turanj , pendants and corner pieces. Plain leather doublures. Dimensions: 21.8 × 12 × 3 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 984.
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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