Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 626 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection

Collection 97

A collection of two works

Physical Description

Extent: 59 ff.

Binding

Black leather, 19.5 × 13 cm, front + back cover, single layer of leather only

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 186

Contents

Summary of Contents: This is a well-known text on the morphology of Arabic language, known also as "Sharḥ-i Taṣrīf", "al-ʿIzzá fī al-Taṣrīf" and "al-Taṣrīf al-ʿIzzá". The work has received attention and respect from scholars and scientists throughout centuries, and has been used as a textbook for the students of Islamic sciences for years. Several commentaries, appendices, and translations have been written for or about this work. There would be few, if any, libraries in the world which lack a copy of "al-Taṣrīf" or "Sharḥ-i Taṣrīf" of Zanjānī.
ff. 1a-5a

Arabic language--Morphology

Language(s): Arabic
Incipit: || … والقلب و یدخل الجازم فلیسقط العین اذا سکن ما بعده… اذا تحرک فتقول لم بصین…
Explicit: … بالکسر للنوع من الفعل تقول هو حسن الطعمة والجلسة والقعدة والوحدة و الرحمة.
Colophon: فرغ من تسوید هذه الرسالة الموسومة بالتصریف المنسوبة الی الشیخ ابی الفضایل عبدالوهاب ابن ابراهیم ابن عبدالوهاب الزجاجی تحریر شد. سنه ۱۲۲۳.

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 186

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • MAL 1/139-140
  • NLI 12/21
  • UTL 17/463

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • ALZ 12/47
  • DEN 3/7

Printed editions:

  • Tehran, 1343 AH/1925

Physical Description

Support: Western paper (watermark), natural buff and blue, regular thickness, one size;
Dimensions (leaf): 18.5 × 12 cm.
Dimensions (written): 10 × 6 cm.

Collation

ff. 1a-5a

Layout

15 lines per page

Hand(s)

Cursive Nastaʿalīq, one hand, regular

Additions: Illegibel, oval stamp.

History

Origin: Unknown place of origin; 1223 AH; 1809 CE

2) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 552

Contents

Summary of Contents: This is a brief commentary on the Shavāhid of al-Bahjat al-Marz̤īyah fī sharḥ al-ʾAlfīyah of Jalāl al-Dīn Suyūṭī. This commentary includes all 'shavāhid' of that work, whether or not they had been included in the Sharḥ-i shavāhid of Maḥmūd ibn Aḥmad ʿAynī (855 AH) entitled Farāʾid al-Qalāʾid. Ardabīlī provides a Persian translation after each Shāhid and mentions its position.
ff. 5b-59b
Language(s): Persian

Syntax

Author: Ardabīlī, Niẓām al-Dīn Aḥmad, active 12th century AH/18th century‏ اردبیلی، نظام‌الدین احمد، -۱۲ق/۱۸م
Title: Sharḥ-i shavāhid-i al-Bahjat al-Marz̤īyah
Title: شرح شواهد البهجة المرضیة
Title: Shavāhid-i Suyūṭī
Title: شواهد سیوطی
Incipit: بسمله، این کلمات چندی است که نوشته می‌شود در توضیح ابیاتی که در شرح سیوطی اعم از آنکه صاحب فراید ذکر کرده باشد آن ابیات را نکرده باشد…
Explicit: … چنین گوید اقل العباد نظام‌الدین بن ملااحمد اردبیلی که چون بعضی از طلبه خصوصاً ترکان از فهمیدن شواهد عربی اظهار عجز نمودند که اگر شواهد فارسی نوشته شود میتواند بود فهذا فقیر… باین امر قیام نموده چون فارسی را لفظ بلفظ بکلمات عربی سنجیدن اشکالی دارد بنابراین اگر سهوی و غلطی یافته امیدوار است که قلم عفو بر او کشیده از سهو و خطایی که شده درگذرند.
Colophon: تمت بتاریخ یوم الاربعا ۲۳ شهر ربیع الثانی ۱۲۲۴.

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 552

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • MNL 7/224
  • NLI 14/129
  • SEP 5/260

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • ALZ 13/339
  • DEN 6/810

Printed editions:

  • Tehran, 1267 AH/1850

Physical Description

Support: Western paper (plain), blue and plain dark buff, regular thickness, one size, glossy; rubricated titles.
Dimensions (leaf): 18 × 12 cm.
Dimensions (written): 14 × 6 cm.

Collation

ff. 5b-59b

Layout

11 lines per page

Hand(s)

Cursive Naskh and Nastaʿalīq, three hands, regular hand

History

Origin: Unknown place of origin; 1224 AH; 1809 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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Key to Abbreviations

  • ALZ: (الذریعه)
  • DEN: (فهرستواره دست‌نوشته‌های ایران - دنا)
  • FAW: (Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford - Minasian Collection)
  • MAL: (Malek National Museum and Library)
  • 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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