Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 564 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection

Collection 81

A collection of two works

Physical Description

Extent: 87 ff.

Binding

Black leather, 12×18.5 cm, front + back cover, single layer of leather only

Painted, tooled edges

History

Provenance and Acquisition

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

1) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 166

Contents

Summary of Contents: This is a work in Persian on Arabic syntax. The author is one of the clerics of the time of Shāh Sulṭān Ḥusayn Ṣafavī (1106-1135 AH), whose scholarly life falls between 1095-1136 AH. He has another work in Shiite jurisprudence called "al-Durr al-manz̤ūd fī maʿtifat al-ṣīyagh va al-ʿuqūd".
ff. 1b-44a
Language(s): Persian

Arabic syntax

Title: Tuḥfat al-Mubtadiʾīn
Title: تحفة المبتدئین
Incipit: بسمله، حمدله، امّا بعد چنین گوید احوج الناس علی بن الشیخ حسین الکربلایی که این رساله‌ایست در علم نحو مشتمل بر مهمات او بطریق توضیح و تبیین و مسمی گشته بتحفه المبتدئین و مرتب شده مقدمه و فصلی چند و خاتمه امّا المقدمه …
Explicit: … والضالین جمع مذکر سالم است و لفظ لا الضالین معطوفست بر لفظ غیر و جرّ او بیا است زیرا که جمع مذکر سالم است و جمع مذکر سالم بیاء مجرور میشود والحمدلله رب العالمین.

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 166

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • MAJ 3/151

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • DEN 2/994

Physical Description

Support: Oriental paper, natural buff, varying thickness (thin, regular, and thick), one size, glossy; rubricated titles, rubricated line above some expressions.
Dimensions (leaf): 17.5 × 11 cm.
Dimensions (written): 12 × 7.5 cm.

Collation

ff. 1b-44a

Layout

15 lines per page

Hand(s)

Cursive Nastaʿalīq, one hand, regular

Additions: Rectangular stamp on ff.1b, 44a: قل هو الله الاحد الله الصمد لم یلد و لم یولد و لم یکن له کفوا احد ۱۲۵۹ . Note on the front cover's doublure: Persian poetry. Oval and rectangular stamps removed on f.1a.

History

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

2) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 950

Contents

Summary of Contents: This is a work on Arabic inflection. The author has been intending to create both a comprehensive and a concise work in morphology and inflection for the readers to find their answers easily. He has compiled his book in 14 chapters, each chapter divided into several sections.
ff. 45b-87b
Language(s): Arabic

Morphology and Inflection

Author: Ṣāliḥ Sharīf, Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Zamān‏ صالح شریف، محمد بن محمد زمان
Title: al-Vāfīyah fī bayān-i ḥadd al-ʾism
Title: الوافیه فی بیان حد الاسم
Incipit: بسمله، الحمد لله الذی نور محمد ص فجعله مصدرا… اما بعد فیقول العبد المحتاج الی رحمة ربه اللطیف محمد بن محمد زمان المدعو بالصالح الشریف… لما رایت ما صنفه العلماء فی علم التصریف…
Explicit: … فوجب ردها الی المفرد عند التصغیر اذ لیس لها جمع القله و الرابع انها یجمع علی… ||

No similar copy is found in the available catalogues. This copy seems to be unique.

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 950

Physical Description

Support: Oriental paper, natural buff, varying thickness (thin, regular, thick), one size, glossy; rubricated titles; termite infestation on papers.
Dimensions (leaf): 17.5 × 11 cm.
Dimensions (written): 11.5 × 5.5 cm.

Collation

ff. 45b-87b

Layout

15 lines per page

Hand(s)

Graceful Naskh, one hand, relatively large hand

Additions: Oval and rectangular stamps Ownership stamp removed. Miscellaneous notes.

History

Origin: Unknown place of origin; 12th century AH; 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

Entry to the Library is permitted upon presentation of a valid university ID card (for admissions procedures, please visit Wadham College Library, Persian Studies Section). Please Contact persian.library@wadham.ox.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript.

Funding of Cataloguing

Wadham College (University of Oxford)

Key to Abbreviations

  • DEN: (فهرستواره دست‌نوشته‌های ایران - دنا)
  • FAW: (Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford - Minasian Collection)
  • MAJ: (Library, Museum and Documentation Center of the Islamic Consultative Assembly)

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