Eton Pote 424 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon details: Date: Monday 19 Rabīʿ II 1187 / 10 Jul 1773 Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: Dated at a colophon after the first work.
Note concerning work: History of the siege of Dar al-Jihad, Haydarabad on 13 Rajab 1130 [THIS IS THE FIRST WORK: THE SECOND WORK IS ON LOVE AND ROMANCE].
13 lines per page.
Not ruled. Catchwords.
Script: nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.
Reddish brown leather, European style. No doublures. Dimensions: 19.5 × 12.3 × 1.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 1117.
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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