Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 554 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection


Summary of Contents: 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".
Language(s): Arabic


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: … بل نرید بکونه جزء من العلم ان التصدیق بوجود الموضوع من مبادی التصدیقیه والله الموفق للصواب و الیه المرجع و المآب.
Colophon: قد فرغ هذا الکتاب مسمّی بحاشیه میر فی ید اقل طلبه محمد باقر بن ملا سعدی جور[…] سمنهٔ فومن… تحریر شهر جمادی الآخر سنهٔ ۱۱۱۲ق. هرچند که خط من ندارد پیش مردم اعتبار/هرچه دانستم نوشتم جان من معذور دار. هر که خواند دعا طمع دارم زان که من بندهٔ گنهکارم.


Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 283

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

Form: codex
Support: Western paper (plain and watermark) and Oriental paper, natural buff, blue, pistachio, varying thickness (thin, regular, and thick), one size, glossy; rubricated titles.
Extent: 164 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 19.5 × 10.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 12 × 5 cm.


Water damage on folios.


12 lines per page


Cursive Nastaʿalīq and Naskh, several hands, regular محمد باقر بن ملا سعدی جور Muḥammad Bāqir ibn Mullā Saʿdī Jawr

Additions: Note on f.1a: some poetry verses in Arabic. Oval, illegible stamp on f.2. Oval stamp on f.2: یا علی ابن ابو طالب Oval stamp on the last folio: یا باقر العلوم ۱۱۱۲


Black leather, 11×20 cm, front + back cover, leather + pasteboard.

Simple tooling (medallion + finial); ruled.


Cover decoration damaged.


Origin: Fuman, Gilan; 1112 AH; 1700 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

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

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.


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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)
  • NLI: (National Library of Iran)
  • UTL: (Central Library of University of Tehran)


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