Eton Pote 386 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon further notes: The colophon speaks as if the scribe is the author - in which case this would be a holograph; the author died c. 1137.
15 lines per page.
Ruled in double red with a blue outer. Rubrications in red.
F.1r: seal of Polier (1181) and numerous inspection / purchase notes (one dated 27 Dhū-l-Qaʿdah, 1173, book written by Muḥammad Sāqī, price: 7 rupees; another dated 4th Rabīʿ II 1175; another dated Safar 1194, year 21 of Shāh ʿĀlam).
Reddish brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 24 × 13.5 × 3.2 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 971.
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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