Eton Pote 401 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon details: Date: 17 Ramaḍān 1122 / 9 Nov 1710; 17 Rajab 1122 / 11 Sep 1710 Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: Dated at internal colophons. The final work or part work is incomplete.
Note concerning manuscript: Partway through a sentence is left uncomplete after which there is a blank page and then the start of a new section with bismillah.
Note concerning work: Margoliouth: "the work is an astronomical work on the calendar, extracted from the Zīj". One of the works in this collection is Birjandī's commentary upon Ṭūsī's Bīst Bāb.
20 lines per page.
Not ruled. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.
Script: shikasta. Quality: (more than one hand). Scribe: Anonymous.
F.1r: seal of ʿIbād Allāh (1188). Numerous tables, charts and diagrams.
Signs of collation.
Reddish brown leather, Indian style. An inlayed turanj with pendants. Marbled paper doublures. Condition: The boards are detached. The spine is disintegrating. Dimensions: 23.5 × 13 × 2.2 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 985.
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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