Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 426 (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of History of Farghānah.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

References

Persian Literature: a bio-bibliographical survey C. A. Storey 1927–39 I.1 p.392( only copy?); I.1 p.534

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 300 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 25 × 14 cm.
Dimensions (written): 19 × 10 cm.
Foliation: Not foliated or paginated.

Layout

17 lines per page.

Not ruled. Rubrications in red.

Hand(s)

Quality: [initial 6 folios in another hand (added later)]. Scribe: Anonymous.

Binding

Marbled paper, Indian style, with a leather spine. Plain paper doublures. Condition: Severe worm damage. The boards are detached. There are many loose folios. Dimensions: 25 × 14 × 4.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: (no number found).

History

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.

Availability

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

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