Eton Pote 407 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Note on existence:The binding (with title) and the content of the detached text block seem to be unrelated.
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning work: The work is not Margoliouth's "Abridgement the of Khamsa of Nizami" which he seems to have drawn from Polier's title on the binding. However the text within (which, rather tellingly, is not attached to the binding) is a prose text in Arabic on metaphysics which is missing the start and the end.
17 lines per page.
Ruled in double red with a blue outer. Rubrications in red.
Brown leather, European style. Watermarked paper doublures. Condition: The folios are detached from the binding and the text does not match Polier's title indicating that the binding and the folios within are unrelated. Dimensions: 28.5 × 17 × 1.8 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 1022.
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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