Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 383 (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Panj Ganj. 1 copy of Zubdah fī ʿilm al-Ṣarf. 1 copy of Ṣarf-i Mīr. 1 copy of Dastūr al-Mubtadiʾ. 1 copy of Taṣrīf al-Zanjānī.
1.

Note concerning author: The author is also author of Dastur al-mubtadi - see the 4th work in this manuscript; see Storey pp.158-161; also known as Sadi Radawli.

Title: Panj Ganj
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: 16 Jumādā I 1166 / 21 Mar 1753 Scribe: Anonymous.

Colophon further notes: Colophon after the 4th work.

References

Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 p.523 [BL Add. 26134]; p.524 [BL Add. 5566/4]
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library E. Sachau and H. Ethé 1889 col.987, no. 1660 [Bodl. Ouseley 265]
Persian Literature: a bio-bibliographical survey C. A. Storey 1927–39 III.1 p.157 (114/3); III.1 p.159 (114/1); III.1 p.161 (114/4 - before 1788 CE); III.1 p.175 (114/2)
A catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the University of Cambridge, E. Browne (1896) p.260, no. 176 [Camb. Oo. 6.43/3]
2.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

References

Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 p.524 [BL Add. 5566/5]
Catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the India Office (2 vols.) H. Ethé 1903-37 col.1306, no. 2411/4 [BL IO Islamic 1240]
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library E. Sachau and H. Ethé 1889 col.986, no. 1657 [Bodl. Ouseley 158]
Persian Literature: a bio-bibliographical survey C. A. Storey 1927–39 III.1 p.157 (114/3); III.1 p.159 (114/1); III.1 p.161 (114/4 - before 1788 CE); III.1 p.175 (114/2)
A catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the University of Cambridge, E. Browne (1896) p.260, no. 176 [Camb. Oo. 6.43/4]
3.

Note concerning author: The author is deduced from the fact that these same 3 works appear in the same order in the Cambridge Oo. 6. 43 ff.24-123 - see https://www.fihrist.org.uk/catalog/manuscript_1916.

Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

References

Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 p.522 [BL Add. 16758]; p.525 [BL Add. 26131]
Catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the India Office (2 vols.) H. Ethé 1903-37 col 1304, no. 2406 [BL IO Islamic 1221]
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library E. Sachau and H. Ethé 1889 col.985, no. 1653 [Bodl. Fraser 9]
Persian Literature: a bio-bibliographical survey C. A. Storey 1927–39 III.1 p.157 (114/3); III.1 p.159 (114/1); III.1 p.161 (114/4 - before 1788 CE); III.1 p.175 (114/2)
A catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the University of Cambridge, E. Browne (1896) p.260, no. 176 [Camb. Oo. 6.43/5]
4.

Note concerning author: Also author of the first work in this same codex.

Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: 16 Jumādā I 1166 / 21 Mar 1753 Scribe: Anonymous.

References

Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 p.524 [BL Add. 5566/6]
Catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the India Office (2 vols.) H. Ethé 1903-37 col.1310, no. 2428 [BL IO Islamic 292]
Persian Literature: a bio-bibliographical survey C. A. Storey 1927–39 III.1 p.157 (114/3); III.1 p.159 (114/1); III.1 p.161 (114/4 - before 1788 CE); III.1 p.175 (114/2)
5.
Language(s): Arabic

Colophon details: Date: 15 Dhū-l-Ḥijjah, year 6 (probably of Aḥmad Shāh, i.e. 1166) / 13 Oct 1753 Scribe: Anonymous.

Note concerning work: QN: is Zanjānī the name of the author? Perhaps he is the author Zanjānī of a grammatical work al-Taṣrīf. There is also a grammatical work Hidāyat al-Ṣarf by the same man ʿIzz al-dīn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb Zanjānī (d.c. 655/1257) in BL IO Islamic 1563.

References

Geschichte der arabischen Literatur C. Brockelmann 1892-1902 (2 vols. plus supplements) GAL I.283; GAL Supp. I.497
Persian Literature: a bio-bibliographical survey C. A. Storey 1927–39 III.1 p.157 (114/3); III.1 p.159 (114/1); III.1 p.161 (114/4 - before 1788 CE); III.1 p.175 (114/2)
Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum orientalium qui in Museo britannico asservantur. Pars secunda, codices arabicos amplectens, C. Rieu (1846-1871) p.233 [BL Arund. Or. 34/3]
Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum orientalium qui in Museo britannico asservantur. Pars secunda, codices arabicos amplectens, C. Rieu (1846-1871) p.233 no.497 [BL Arund. Or. 34/3]
Supplement to the catalogue of the Arabic manuscripts in the British Museum, C. Rieu (1894) p.612, no.957 [BL Or. 4030]
Supplement to the catalogue of the Arabic manuscripts in the British Museum, C. Rieu (1894) p.616 no.968 [BL Or.4342/2]
A catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the University of Cambridge, E. Browne (1896) p.262, no. 177 [Camb. Add. 417/1]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 200 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 23.5 × 14.7 cm.
Dimensions (written): × cm.
Foliation: Not foliated or paginated (except 4th work).

Layout

various lines per page.

Not ruled. Rubrications in red.

Hand(s)

Scribe: Anonymous.

Additions:

Seal dated 1170 prior to the 3rd and 4th works (Sayyid ʿAlīm Allāh). [Similar in Eton Pote 381]. Another seal prior to the 4th work. Codex contains numerous marginal notes.

Flyleaf contains a table of contents listing the 5 works.

Binding

Reddish leather, European style. Watermarked paper (C. Taylor). Dimensions: 24.3 × 15 × 3 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 983.

History

Origin: 16 Jumādā I 1166 AH; 21 Mar 1753 CE Undated. 16 Jumādā I 1166 AH; 21 Mar 1753 CE; 15 Dhū-l-Ḥijjah, year 6 (probably of Aḥmad Shāh, i.e. 1166) AH; 13 Oct 1753 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.

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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