Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 456(1) (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Gulistān-i Saʿdī.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: 29 Dhū-l-Qaʿdah, year 1 of Aḥmad Shāh (i.e. 1161) / 20 Nov 1748 Scribe: Anonymous.

References

Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 p.597 [BL Add. 24944/7]
Catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the India Office (2 vols.) H. Ethé 1903-37 col.656, no. 1117/4 [BL IO Islamic 876]
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library E. Sachau and H. Ethé 1889 col.541, no. 698 [Bodl. 673]
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Part III A.F.L. Beeston 1954 p.31 no. 2584 [Bodl. Ms. Whinfield 44]
Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.424
A catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the University of Cambridge, E. Browne (1896) p.335, no. 241 [Camb. Dd. 6.50]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 98 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 22 × 12 cm.
Dimensions (written): 17 × 8 cm.
Foliation: Foliated.

Layout

15 lines per page.

Ruled in double red. Rubrication in red.

Hand(s)

Scribe: Anonymous.

Additions:

Flyleaf: seal of Polier (1181). F.1r: seal of Polier (1181). F.97v: Indian seal. F.98v: 4 seals (Hidāyat Allāh, slave of the court).

Signs of collation.

Binding

Brown leather, European style. Orange paper doublures. Dimensions: 22.5 × 12.3 × 2 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 891+.

History

Origin: 29 Dhū-l-Qaʿdah, year 1 of Aḥmad Shāh (i.e. 1161) AH; 20 Nov 1748 CE

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

Funding of Cataloguing

Eton College


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