Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 668 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection

Collection 99

A collection of three works

Physical Description

Extent: 127 ff.

Binding

Brown leather, 21 × 16 cm, front + back cover, leather + pasteboard

Simple tooled flap/triangular overhang (medallion and two half-medallion); ruled, tooled edges

History

Provenance and Acquisition

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

1) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 535

Contents

Summary of Contents: This is a Persian gloss on Tahẕīb al-manṭiq of Saʿd al-Dīn Taftāzānī. The author quotes a part of Tahẕīb al-manṭiq first, and then proceeds to explain it.
ff. 1b-47b
Language(s): Persian

Logic

Incipit: بسمله، حمد در لغت وصفیست بجمیل اختیاری بطریق تعظیم و تبجیل نه به طریقهٔ سخریت و استهزا و در اصطلاح فعلیست که دال باشد بر تعظیم منعم از آن…
Explicit: … صدق بطریق حق و هذه المقاصد اشبه یعنی آنچه مذکور شد در رئوس تمامة بمقاصد اشبه است و این ظاهر شد از بیان مذکور.
Colophon: تمت… علی ید… حسن بن مظفر فی یوم الجمعه فی ثمانیة عشر من شهر رمضان سته اربع و تسعین الف.

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 535

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • MAJ 13/251
  • MNL 20/24

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • ALZ 6/53, 13/161
  • FAM 2/1499

Physical Description

Support: Western paper (watermark), natural buff, thick, glossy
Dimensions (leaf): 20 × 15 cm.
Dimensions (written): 14.5 × 7.5 cm.

Collation

ff. 1b-47b

Layout

17 lines per page

Hand(s)

Nastaʿalīq, one hand, regular Ḥasan ibn Muẓaffar حسن بن مظفر

Additions: Stamp: عبده الراجی الحسینی . Ownership note: 1202

History

Origin: Ardabil; 1094 AH; 1683 CE

2) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 184

Contents

Summary of Contents: Called also Ḥall-i Tarkīb al-Kāfīyah and Iʿrāb al-Kāfīyah (al-Ẕarīʿah 2:236), the current copy is a work by Shaykh Ḥājī Bābā Ṭūsīvī (Ṭūsī). The author has added diacritics to the book al-Kāfīyah of Ibn Ḥājib, without any additional descriptions or elaborations.
ff. 50b-127b
Language(s): Arabic

Arabic syntax

Incipit: بسمله، الحمد لله رب العالمین… الکلمه مبتداء و الکلام فیها التعریف الجنس ای لتعیین الماهیه لان الحد لبیان الماهیه لا لتعریف جمیع الافراد من حیث الافراد…
Explicit: … تقلب الفاء جمله فعلیه خبره و المعنی و النون التی فتح العرف الذی ثبت قبل النون المخففه تقلب تلک النون الفا عند الوقف لنا خبرها مع التنوین کقولک فی ایمن ایمانا.
Colophon: تمت… علی ید… حسن بن مظفر المرحوم فی تاریخ شهر شوال من شهور سنه اربع و تسعین الف… فی یوم الاثنین خامس شهر مذکور فی مدرسه محروسه دارالارشاد الاردبیل صانها الله عن الوبیل…

According to the existing catalogues, the copies of this work are limited.

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 184

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • MAJ 40/211
  • MNL 1/136
  • UTL 6/2162

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • ALZ 2/236
  • DEN 2/43

Physical Description

Support: Western paper (watermark), buff, varying thickness (regular and thick), one size, glossy; rubricated titles and signs.
Dimensions (leaf): 20 × 14.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 13.5 × 9 cm.

Collation

ff. 50b-127b

Layout

14 lines per page

Hand(s)

Cursive Nastaʿalīq, two hands, regular hand Ḥasan ibn Muẓaffar حسن بن مظفر

Additions: Illegible, oval stamp.

History

Origin: Ardabil; 1094 AH; 1683 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

  • ALZ: (الذریعه)
  • DEN: (فهرستواره دست‌نوشته‌های ایران - دنا)
  • FAM: (فهرست نسخه‌های خطی فارسی)
  • FAW: (Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford - Minasian Collection)
  • 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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