Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 395 (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of al-Miṣbāh (abridgment of the works of al-Jurjānī).

Note concerning author: This al-Jurjānī was son of ʿAbd al-Qāhir b. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Jurjānī.

Language(s): Arabic

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Muḥammad Murād Multānī محمد مراد ملتانى .

Note concerning work: Begins as does the work in SOAS ms. 47270/2. There is a commentary elsewhere in the Pote collect: King's Pote 10.


Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Part III A.F.L. Beeston 1954 p.77 no. 2797 [Bodl. Ms. Pers. e. 58]
Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum orientalium qui in Museo britannico asservantur. Pars secunda, codices arabicos amplectens, C. Rieu (1846-1871) p.231 no.486 [BL Harl. 5465]
Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum orientalium qui in Museo britannico asservantur. Pars secunda, codices arabicos amplectens, C. Rieu (1846-1871) p.331 no.486 [BL Harl. 5465/3]
Supplement to the catalogue of the Arabic manuscripts in the British Museum, C. Rieu (1894) p.604 no.930 [BL Or. 4330]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 56 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 18.5 × 11.8 cm.
Dimensions (written): 13 × 7 cm.
Foliation: Foliated.


6 lines per page.

Not ruled.


Contains numerous interlinear and marginal notes (the text is widely spaced to allow that).


Reddish brown leather, European style. Watermarked paper doublures. Dimensions: 19 × 12 × 1.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 1004.


Origin: Undated.

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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