Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 235 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection

Collection 26

A collection of two related works on logic.

Physical Description

Extent: 115 ff.

Binding

Brown leather, 11.5×26 cm, front + back cover, leather + pasteboard.

Branded with gold (medallion + two half-medallion + corner-pieces at two corners).

Condition

Damage to the decoration; edge mending, corner mending, and back bone mending by leather.

History

al-Shamsīyah fī al-Qawāʾid al-Manṭiqīyah is a work on logic written by Najm al-Dīn ʿUmar ibn ʿUmar Katibī Qazvīnī (died 693 AH/1294). There have been numerous commentaries written on this work, the most well-known of which being "Taḥrīr al-Qawāʿid al-Manṭiqīyah fī Sharḥ al-Risālat al-Shamsīyah" written by Quṭb al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Rāzī Buvayhī", known as "Quṭb-i Rāzī" (694-766 AH, 1294-1364). On this work itself, two famous glosses have been written: first, a brief gloss on the introduction and preface of Quṭb-i Rāzī's work, called "Ḥāshīyat al-Muqaddamah Taḥrīr al-Qawāʻid al-Manṭiqīyah fī Sharḥ Risālat al-Shamsīyah" written by Burhān al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Kamāl al-Dīn Ḥamīd; and second, a more comprehensive gloss on the full content of Quṭb-i Rāzī's work, called "al-Ḥāshīyat ʿalá Taḥrīr al-Qawāʻid al-Manṭiqīyah" written by Mīr Sayyid Sharīf Jurjānī (740-816 AH/1339-1413). During the same century (i.e. 9th Hijrī AH/15th), ʿImād al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Yaḥyá Fārisī wrote a supergloss on the work of Mīr Sayyid Sharīf Jurjānī and called it Ḥāshīyah Ḥāshīyah ʿalá Taḥrīr al-Qawāʻid al-Manṭiqīyah, known simply as "Ḥāshīyah-i ʿImād".

Provenance and Acquisition

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

1) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 150

Contents

ff. 1b-74b
Language(s): Arabic

Logic

Incipit: بسمله، ان ابهی درر تنظم ببنان البیان و ازهر زهر تنشر فی اردان الاذهان حمد مبدع انطق الموجودات بایات وجوب وجوده و شکر منعم اغرق المخلوقات… و بعد فقد طال الحاح المشتغلین علی المترددین الی ان اشرح لهم الرساله الشمسیه و ابین فیه القواعد المنطقیه… و تقریرات شائقه تعجب استماعها الاذان و سمّیته بتحریر القواعد المنطقیه فی شرح الرساله الشمسیه و خدمت به عالی حضرت… و هو المخدوم الاعظم و دستور اعاظم الوزراء فی العالم صاحب سیف والقلم… قال و رتبته علی مقدمه و ثلث مقالات و خاتمه… امّا المقدمه ففیه بحثان الاول فی ماهیه المنطق و بیان الحاجه الیه و الثانی فی موضوعه… و امّا لمقالات فثلث فاوّلها فی المفردات والثانیه فی القضایا و احکامها والثالثه فی القیاس و امّا الخاتمه ففی مواد الاقیسه و اجزاء العلوم…
Explicit: … الموضوعات الموجوده فی الخارج و ان عینتم به ان الایجاب یستدعی مطلق الوجود فالسالبه… یستدعی مطلق الوجود لان المحکوم علیه لابد ان یکون… ||

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 150

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • MNL 12/196
  • NLI 13/385
  • SEP 4/153
  • UTL 9/907, 11/943

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • DEN 6/698
  • KAS 2/1063

Physical Description

Support: Oriental paper, natural buff, regular thickness, one size, glossy.
Dimensions (leaf): 25 × 15.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 17 × 9 cm.

Collation

ff. 1b-74b

Hand(s)

Cursive Nastaʿalīq, one hand, regular.

Additions: Rectangular stamp on f.1b: …عبدالرحیم… .

History

Origin: Unknown place of origin; 12-13th century AH; 18-19th century CE

2) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 281

Contents

ff. 75b-115b
Language(s): Arabic

Logic

Incipit: بسمله، قوله و رتبته علی مقدمه و ثلاث مقالات و خاتمه، قوله هکذا وجد عبراه المتن فی کثیر من النسخ و الصواب انّ لفظ ثلث ههنا زیادت وقعت سهوا من القلم الناسخ یدلّ علی ذلک…
Explicit: … من اللفظ و ذلک انَما یکون بالوضع لانّ الدلاله للفظ بعقلیه او… لیست بمعتبره کما مرّت الیه الاشاره فلذلک قال من حیث وضع… ||

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 281

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • MAJ 14/147
  • NLI 11/24
  • UTL 17/115

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • ALZ 3/388
  • DEN 4/51
  • KAS 1063

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Physical Description

Support: Oriental paper, natural buff, regular thickness, one size, glossy; The expression قال و اقول written in cinnabar; rubriacted line above some expressions.
Dimensions (leaf): 25 × 15.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 17 × 9 cm.

Collation

ff. 75b-115a

Condition

Water damage on some folios.

Layout

13 lines per page

Hand(s)

Cursive calligraphic Nastaʿalīq, one hand, regular hand.

History

Origin: Unknown place of origin; 11-12th century AH; 17-18th 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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Funding of Cataloguing

Wadham College (University of Oxford)

Key to Abbreviations

  • ALZ: (الذریعه)
  • DEN: (فهرستواره دست‌نوشته‌های ایران - دنا)
  • FAW: (Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford - Minasian Collection)
  • KAS: (کشف‌الظنون عن اسامی الکتب والفنون)
  • MAJ: (Library, Museum and Documentation Center of the Islamic Consultative Assembly)
  • MNL: (Mar'ashi Najafi Library)
  • NLI: (National Library of Iran)
  • SEP: (Sepahsalar (Shahid Motahari) Mosque and School of Tehran)
  • UTL: (Central Library of University of Tehran)

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