Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 578 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection

Collection 83

A collection of five works

Physical Description

Extent: 115 ff.

Binding

Black leather, 16×22 cm, front + back cover, single layer of leather only

Simple tooling (medallion + two finials + angular corner-piece)

Condition

Cover detached 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 285

Contents

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".
ff. 1b-97a
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: … بل نرید بکونه جزء من العلم ان التصدیق بوجود الموضوع من مبادی التصدیقیه والله الموفق للصواب و الیه المرجع و المآب. ||
Colophon: تمّ الکتاب… من ید اضعف و افقر العبد احمد بن محمد ارومی… من یوم الجمعه سنه ۱۲۲۷. م م م م

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 285

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

On the Web:

Physical Description

Support: Western paper (watermark), plain and dark buff, regular thickness, one size, glossy; rubricated line above some expressions.
Dimensions (leaf): 21 × 15 cm.
Dimensions (written): 14 × 7 cm.

Collation

ff. 1b-97a

Layout

16 lines per page

Hand(s)

Cursive Naskh and Nastaʿalīq, several hands, regular; marginalia in Shikastah Nastaʿalīq Arūmī, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ارومی، احمد بن محمد

Additions: Square stamp on f.97a: یا من بعد اسمه احمد ۱۲۲۲ . Oval stamp on f.97a: عبده احمد ۱۲۲۱ .

History

Origin: Unknown place of origin; 1222 AH; 1807 CE

2) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 764

Contents

Summary of Contents: This is a brief treatise on Arabic syntax written by an unknown author.
ff. 98b-100a
Language(s): Arabic

Syntax

Author: Muḥammad Ḥasan ibn Muḥammad Ṭāhir‏ محمد حسن بن محمد طاهر
Title: Kitāb al-Ṣaghīr
Title: کتاب الصغیر
Incipit: بسمله، قال المفتاق الی الله القادر محمد حسن بن محمد الطاهر عفی الله … حمد له … قوله ثمانا مفعول مقدم علی تمییز من آخر القافیه…
Explicit: … و امّا باقی الاحکام من التصغیر و غیره فیطلب من غیر هذا الکتاب … و الی الله المرجع و المآب.
Colophon: تمت الکتاب الصغیر بعون الملک الکبیر فی غره شرح [شهر] ذیقعده سنه ۱۲۲۷.

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 764

Physical Description

Support: Western paper (watermark), plain and dark buff, regular thickness, glossy; rubricated line above some expressions.
Dimensions (leaf): 21 × 15 cm.
Dimensions (written): 13 × 4.5 cm.

Collation

ff. 98b-100a

Layout

17 lines per page

Hand(s)

Cursive Nastaʿalīq, one hand, regular Arūmī, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ارومی، احمد بن محمد The scribe of all parts of this manuscript has been the same, though his name does not appear at the end of this specific part.

Additions: Oval stamp: عبده احمد .

History

No other copy of this work was found in other catalogues.
Origin: Unknown place of origin; 1227 AH; 1812 CE

3) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 207

Contents

This is a brief treatise on the prosody of the Persian poetry.

ff. 100a-101a
Language(s): Persian

Prosody

Author: Unknown
Title: [Taqṭīʿ]
Title: [تقطیع]
Incipit: تقطیع باین نحو است قال محمد مستفعلن…
Explicit: … مستفعل م او معه مستغعل واللام. سنه ۱۲۲۷.

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 207

Physical Description

Support: Western paper (watermark), plain and dark buff, regular thickness, one size, glossy.
Dimensions (leaf): 21 × 15 cm.
Dimensions (written): 15 × 7 cm.

Collation

ff. 100a-101a

Layout

17 lines per page

Hand(s)

Cursive Nastaʿalīq, one hand, regular Arūmī, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ارومی، احمد بن محمد

Additions: Oval stamp on ff.100a-101a: ۱۲۲۱ عبده احمد .

History

Origin: Unknown place of origin; 1227 AH; 1812 CE

4) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 317

Contents

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".
ff. 102b-108a
Language(s): Arabic

Islamic logic

Author: Burhān al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Kamāl al-Dīn Ḥamīd‏ برهان‌الدین محمد بن کمال‌الدین حمید
Title: Ḥāshīyat al-Muqaddamah Taḥrīr al-Qawāʻid al-Manṭiqīyah fī Sharḥ Risālat al-Shamsīyah
Title: حاشیة المقدمة تحریر القواعد المنطقیه فی شرح الرسالة الشمسیة
Title: Sharḥ-i Dībāchah-'i Taḥrīr al-Qawāʻid al-Manṭiqīyah / Burhānīyah
Title: شرح دیباچهٔ تحریر القواعد المنطقیه / برهانیه
Incipit: بسمله، متوکلا بکرمه العمیم و مصلّیا علی رسوله الذی هو بالمؤمنین رئوف رحیم فیقول المحتاج الی الله… برهان‌الدین بن حمید لمّا کان صدر شرح الفاضل المحقق الرازی [الرساله] الشمسیه مشحونا بالاستعارات اللطیفه والتشبیهات البلیغه…
Explicit: … ضم الاوصاف یضم الدرر فی مطلق الضم و حکم بنان البیان… ||

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 317

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: Western paper (watermark), plain and dark buff, regular thickness, glossy; rubricated line above some annotated expressions.
Dimensions (leaf): 21 × 15 cm.
Dimensions (written): 13 × 8 cm.

Collation

ff. 102b-108a

Layout

14 lines per page

Hand(s)

Cursive Nastaʿalīq, one hand, regular (both body text and marginalia) Arūmī, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ارومی، احمد بن محمد

Additions: Oval stamp on f.115a: ۱۲۲۱ عبده احمد . Rectangualr stamp on f.115a: یاتی من بعد اسمه احمد ۱۲۲۱ . Ownership note on f.115a.

History

Origin: Unknown place of origin; 1227 AH; 1812 CE

5) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 918

Contents

Summary of Contents: This work, which is authored in 1063 AH, is a brief treatise on the weights and measures in relation to the religious issues. The author has composed it in several introductions and chapters using his father's book, Rawz̤at al-Muttaqīn of Muḥammad Taqī Majlisī.
ff. 108b-115b
Language(s): Arabic

Islamic jurisprudence

Title: Mīzān al-Maqādīr
Title: میزان المقادیر
Title: al-Awzān va al-Maqādīr
Title: الاوزان والمقادیر
Title: Maʿrifat aqdār
Title: معرفة اقدار
Title: al-Awzān va al-Maqāʾīs
Title: الاوزان والمقائیس
Title: Miqdārīyah
Title: مقداریه
Incipit: || … العشیق اعنی التقی النقی الرضی الذکی المدقق الفهامه الوالد العلامه ادام الله علی روسنا و روس سایر اهل العلم…
Explicit: … الدراهم سبعة من هذه الدراهم والله اعلم و لیکن هذا اخرنا اوردنا ایراده فی هذه الرسالة والحمد لله… الحکمة و الشرف و النباله.
Colophon: قد اتفق الفراغ من تسوید هذه الرسالة من خط مولفها فی شهر ربیع الثانی من شهور سنه ثمانین بعد الالف من الهجرة‌النبویه…

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 918

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • MNL 18/322
  • NLI 12/527
  • UTL 16/153

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • ARP 940
  • DEN 2/302

Printed editions:

  • Tehran, 1310 AH/1892

Physical Description

Support: Oriental paper, dark buff, regular thickness, glossy; rubricated titles.
Dimensions (leaf): 21 × 15 cm.
Dimensions (written): 19.5 × 7.5 cm.

Collation

ff. 108b-115b

Hand(s)

Nastaʿalīq, one hand, regular

History

This copy has two important features: firstly, it is scribed at the time of the author, and secondly, it is copied from the author's copy.
Origin: Unknown place of origin; 1080 AH; 1670 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.

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Key to Abbreviations

  • ALZ: (الذریعه)
  • ARP: (فهرست کتاب‌های چاپی عربی)
  • 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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