Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 327 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection

Collection 40

A collection of three works

Physical Description

Extent: 64 ff.

Binding

Black leather, 12 × 18 cm, front + back cover, single layer of leather only, no pasteboard

Condition

Cover detaching from the copy; head band and stitching in disarray.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Donated to The Ferdowsi Library by Dr Caro Minasian in 1972.

1) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 92

Contents

Summary of Contents: The author was a student of Ghiyas̱ al-Dīn Manṣūr Dashtakī (died 948 AH/1541). He first wrote a book called 'Ḥal al-taqvīm' in the name of his master, and then compiled a selection thereof into a book called 'Intikhāb-i ḥal al-taqvīm'. The work is comprised of an introduction, an article, and a conclusion. The introduction and the article have both been divided into sections called 'lumʿah'. The introduction gives a definition of Taqvīm, while the article provides a full account of it.
ff. 1b-26a
Language(s): Persian

Astronomy

Author: FārsĪ, Taqī al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad (10th century AH/16th century). Abū al-Khayr فارسی، تقی‌الدین محمد بن محمد (۱۰ ق/۱۶ م) ابو الخیر
Title: Intikhāb-i ḥal al-taqvīm
Title: انتخاب حل التقویم
Incipit: بسمله، حمدله، صلوه، مخفی نیست که این رساله انتخابیست از حلّ تقویم که فقیر اعنی ابوالخیر محمد بن محمد رشتی در سابق زمان تحریر نموده جهه آنکه فصول و ابواب قدیم که در شرح تقویم ترقیم نموده بودند کافی و وافی نبود و این رساله مشتمل است بر…
Explicit: … و اگر از جهه امور [دنیا] دعا کنند قمر باید که در خانهٔ مشتری باشد ناظر بزهره و از جهه امور آخرت قمر در خانهٔ زهره بود ناظر بمشتری و هر وقت که دعا کنند کف الخضیب در وسط السماء باشد هر دعا که کنند بامر مجیب الدعوات باجابت مقرون گردد بحق محمد و آله الاطهار.
Colophon: فرغ من تحریر هذه الرساله فی سنه ۱۲۱۲.

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 92

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • AQR 3/349
  • GIE 1/25
  • MAJ 7/111
  • MNL 28/344
  • UTL 16/621

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • ALZ 2/358, 7/67
  • DEN 2/178
  • FAM 1/239, 286

Physical Description

Support: Western paper (watermark), blue, varying thickness (thin, regular, and thick), astronomical figures.
Dimensions (leaf): 17 × 11 cm.
Dimensions (written): 13 × 7.5 cm.

Collation

ff. 1b-26a

Layout

16 lines per page

Hand(s)

Shikastah-looking Nastaʿaliq, one hand, regular Anonymous

History

Origin: Unknown place of origin; 1212 AH; 1798 CE

2) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 91

Contents

Summary of Contents: The author was a student of Ghiyas̱ al-Dīn Manṣūr Dashtakī (died 948 AH/1541). He first wrote a book called 'Ḥal al-taqvīm' in the name of his master, and then compiled a selection thereof into a book called 'Intikhāb-i ḥal al-taqvīm'. The work is comprised of an introduction, an article, and a conclusion. The introduction and the article have both been divided into sections called 'lumʿah'. The introduction gives a definition of Taqvīm, while the article provides a full account of it.
ff. 28a-60a
Language(s): Persian

Astronomy

Title: Intikhāb-i ḥal al-taqvīm
Title: انتخاب حل التقویم
Author: FārsĪ, Taqī al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad (10th century AH/16th century). Abū al-Khayr فارسی، تقی‌الدین محمد بن محمد (۱۰ ق/۱۶ م) ابو الخیر
Incipit: بسمله، حمدله، صلوه، مخفی نیست که این رساله انتخابیست از حلّ تقویم که فقیر اعنی ابوالخیر محمد بن محمد رشتی در سابق زمان تحریر نموده جهه آنکه فصول و ابواب قدیم که در شرح تقویم ترقیم نموده بودند کافی و وافی نبود و این رساله مشتمل است بر…
Explicit: … و اگر از جهه امور [دنیا] دعا کنند قمر باید که در خانهٔ مشتری باشد ناظر بزهره و از جهه امور آخرت قمر در خانهٔ زهره بود ناظر بمشتری و هر وقت که دعا کنند کف الخضیب در وسط السماء باشد هر دعا که کنند بامر مجیب الدعوات باجابت مقرون گردد بحق محمد و آله الاطهار.
Colophon: استعجالی در دارالسلطنهٔ قزوین مرقوم رقم گردید حررها الاثم الجانی سنه ۱۲۰۰.

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 91

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • AQR 3/349
  • GIE 1/25
  • MAJ 7/111
  • MNL 28/344
  • UTL 16/621

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • ALZ 2/358, 7/67
  • DEN 2/178
  • FAM 1/239, 286

Physical Description

Support: Western paper (watermark), natural buff, varying thickness (thin, regular, and thick), one size.
Dimensions (leaf): 17 × 11 cm.
Dimensions (written): 10 × 5.5 cm.

Collation

ff. 28a-60a

Layout

13 lines per page

Hand(s)

Graceful cursive Naskh, one hand, regular. Anonymous. Some titles and figures are unwritten.

History

Origin: Qazvīn; 1200 AH; 1786 CE

3) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 849

Contents

Summary of Contents: This is a brief treatise in theology and the expression of God's attributes. According to the available catalogues, this is the thrid copy found of this work.
ff. 63b-72a
Language(s): Persian

Kalām (Islamic Scholastic Theology)

Title: Masāʾil al-lāzimah
Title: مسائل اللازمه
Author: Māzandarānī, Muḥammad ʿAlī Amīr مازندرانی، محمد علی امیر
Incipit: بسمله، حمدله، بدانکه قرآن و حدیث و اجماع دلالت می‌کند بر اینکه معرفت خدای تعالی بر هر کسی واجب است… و این بی بضاعت اعنی نفس محمد علی الامیر مازندرانی چون در بسیاری از کتابهای کلامی ذکر هر یک را بیان نموده‌ام… در فکر تکتیب این رساله شدم… مسمی به مسایل اللازمه گردید…
Explicit: … واجب کالرکن است زیرا که عبادت محض از برای خدا قبول خواهد بود والسلام علی الذین یستمعون الحق و یتبعونه.

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 849

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • MAJ 40/44
  • MNL 29/556

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • DEN 9/494

Physical Description

Support: Western paper (watermark), blue, regular thickness, one size.
Dimensions (leaf): 17 × 11 cm.
Dimensions (written): 12 × 7 cm.

Collation

ff. 63b-72a

Layout

12 lines per page

Hand(s)

Shikastah Nastaʿaliq, one hand, regular Anonymous

History

Origin: Unknown place of origin; 13th century AH; 19th century CE

Additional Information

Record Sources

This record was created based on the information published in: Mir-Ansari, Ali, Catalogue of the Persian and Arabic Manuscripts in the Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford (Minasian Collection), Tehran: Miras-e Maktoob, 2016.

Availability

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Key to Abbreviations

  • ALZ: (الذریعه)
  • AQR: (Central Library of Astan Quds Razavi)
  • DEN: (فهرستواره دست‌نوشته‌های ایران - دنا)
  • FAM: (فهرست نسخه‌های خطی فارسی)
  • FAW: (Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford - Minasian Collection)
  • GIE: (Great Islamic Encyclopedia Library, Manuscripts)
  • MAJ: (Library, Museum and Documentation Center of the Islamic Consultative Assembly)
  • MNL: (Mar'ashi Najafi Library)
  • UTL: (Central Library of University of Tehran)

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