Eton Pote 380(1) (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Note concerning author: The author was a member of the court of Aurangzab, died 1094 in Saharanpur. The editor was the author's nephew. Muḥammad Salīm worked in Shahjahanabad.
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning manuscript: The page prior to the work itself contains a short description of the origins of the work and its author (in the hand of the scribe).
Note concerning work: First volume including 3 parts from the Prophets to the Caliphs. Marshall (Mughals, p.105) describes this as "an extremely rare general history of the world".
17 lines per page.
Ruled in double red with a blue outer.
Brown leather, European style. Watermarked paper doublures ("C. Taylor"). Dimensions: 29.5 × 19.5 × 3 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 1000.
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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