Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 376(1) (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Maʿārij al-Nubūvah fī Madārij al-Futvah.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Thursday Rabīʿ I 1090 / Apr-May 1679 Scribe: ʿAbd al-Karīm ibn Mawlā Muḥammad Jalāl عبد الكريم بن مولا محمد جلال .

Note concerning manuscript: Flyleaves: a table of contents with page numbers.


Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 p.149 [BL Egerton 687]
Catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the India Office (2 vols.) H. Ethé 1903-37 col.59, no. 138 [BL IO Islamic 122] {author called Mu'in al-Miskin, d. 907H; which seems to be an alternative name - see Delhi Persian 1 in Fihrist}
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library E. Sachau and H. Ethé 1889 col.73, no. 128 [Bodl. Ouseley 363-5]
Persian Literature: a bio-bibliographical survey C. A. Storey 1927–39 I.1 p.188 (1090H)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 363 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 26.8 × 14.2 cm.
Dimensions (written): 21 × 9.5 cm.
Foliation: Partially foliated.


25 lines per page.

Not ruled. Rubrications in red.


F.1r: 3 seals (two of them 1188).


Reddish brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 27.6 × 14 × 6 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 1008.


Origin: Thursday Rabīʿ I 1090 AH; Apr-May 1679 CE

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.


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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