Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 446 (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Commentary on the Tahdhīb.
Language(s): Arabic

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

Note concerning manuscript: 1st section of the work.

Note concerning work: Is this really a commentary? There is a work called Tahdhīb al-Tahdhīb by Ibn Hajar al-'Asqalani.


Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library E. Sachau and H. Ethé 1889 col.890, no. 1454 [Bodl. Walker 40]
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Part III A.F.L. Beeston 1954 p.60 no. 2730 [Bodl. Ms. Pers. d. 72]
Catalogue of the Arabic manuscripts in the Library of the India Office (vol. 2), C.A. Storey, A.J. Arberry and R.Levy (1930-40) p.345 no.1908 [BL IO Delhi Ar 894]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 250 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 29 × 17.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 20.5 × 10 cm.
Foliation: Not foliated or paginated.


17 lines per page.

Ruled in double red with a blue outer. Rubrications in red.


Scribe: Anonymous.


Reddish brown leather, Indian style, with a flap. An inlayed metal turanj and pendants with a pendant on the flap. Dark green leather doublures with silver rulings. Dimensions: 28.5 × 16.5 × 3.8 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 179+.


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.


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

Funding of Cataloguing

Eton College


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