Eton Pote 400 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
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The first opening is ruled in double red with a green outer; folios are ruled in double red with a blue outer thereafter. Rubrications in red.
F.1v: multi-coloured sarlauh . Ff.1v-2r: ink in red, green and black.
Flyleaf: seal (follower of Pādshāh ʿĀlamgīr Muḥammad Ghāzī, Niẓām al-dīn Mūsāvī, year 49, i.e. 1118-19). F.1r: 3 erased seals (one: Muḥammad follower of Shāh ʿAzam, i.e. Aurangzeb, 1095).
Marbled paper with a leather spine, Indian style. Light orange paper doublures. Condition: The lower board is detached. Dimensions: 17.8 × 11.5 × 2.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 982.
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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