Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 351 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection

Collection 43

A collection of three works

Physical Description

Extent: 86 ff.

Binding

Green leather, 22 × 15.5 cm, front + back cover, leather + pasteboard

History

Provenance and Acquisition

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

1) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 187

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. 1b-17b

Arabic language--Morphology

Language(s): Arabic
Incipit: بسمله، حمدله، اعلم ان التصریف فی اللغه التغییر و فی الصناعة تحویل الاصل الواحد الی امثلة مختلفة لمعان مقصودة لا تحصل الا بها…
Explicit: … من الفعل کقول حسن الطعمه و الجلسه و العقده و السلام علی من اتبع الهدی.
Colophon: تمت الکتاب… در ید… ابن حاجی عسکر خلج الساکن معروفان من محال خرقان سنه ۲۲۴۹ (؟)

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 187

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, regular thickness, one size; rubricated titles.
Dimensions (leaf): 21 × 14.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 13 × 8.5 cm.

Collation

ff. 1b-17b

Layout

8 lines per page

Hand(s)

Shikastah Nastaʿalīq, one hand, regular Khalaj, ʿAskar ibn Ḥājī ʿAlī خلج، عسکر بن حاجی علی

Additions: Explanatory comments as marginal notes.

History

Origin: Miṣirqān, Zarandīyah, Sāvah; 1249 AH; 1834 CE

2) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 691

Contents

Summary of Contents: One of the most significant works on Arabic syntax which has commonly been used as a textbook in seminaries, and on which many commentaries have been written. The author wrote it for his brother, ʿAbd al-Ṣamad, and called the book Favāʾid Ṣamadīyah. Shaykh Bahāʿī wrote this book in 975 AH, at the age of 22. The content is divided into 5 'Ḥadīqah', as follows: 1) در مقدمات ; 2) در آنچه متعلق به اسم میباشد ; 3) در آنچه متعلق به افعال است ; 4) در جمل و توابع آن ; and 5) در مفردات .
ff. 19a-54b
Language(s): Arabic

Syntax

Title: al-Favāʾid Ṣamadīyah
Title: الفوائد صمدیه
Incipit: بسمله، احسن الکلام یبتدء بها الکلام و خیر… اما بعد فهذه فواید الصمدیه فی علم العربیه حوت من هذه الفن ما نفعه اعم و معرفته للمبتدئین اهم…
Explicit: … علی العاطف و الرط اسم بعده فعل الاختصاص الایجاب فلا یقال هل لم یقم بخلاف الهمزه نحو الم نشرح لک صدرک.
Colophon: قد فرق من تسوید هذا الکتاب… علی ید… علی ابن حاجی علی عسکر خلج ساکن قریه مصرقان [از توابع ساوه] فی ۱۲ شهر رجب المرجب یوم پنج‌شنبه سنه ۱۲۴۷.

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 691

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • MAL 1/553-554
  • NLI 3/3
  • SEP 2/390

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • ALZ 15/16
  • DEN 7/1177

Printed editions:

  • Qum, 1383 Shamsī/2004

Physical Description

Support: Western paper (watermark), natural buff, varying thickness (regular, thin, thick), one size; rubricated titles.
Dimensions (leaf): 21 × 14.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 13 × 8 cm.

Collation

ff. 19a-54b

Layout

8 lines per page

Hand(s)

Shikastah Nastaʿalīq, one hand, regular Khalaj, ʿAskar ibn Ḥājī ʿAlī خلج، عسکر بن حاجی علی

Additions: Explanatory comments as marginal notes.

History

Origin: Miṣirqān, Zarandīyah, Sāvah; 1247 AH; 1832 CE

3) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 758

Contents

Summary of Contents: A brief treatise on logic written by Sayyid Sharīf Gurgānī in Persian, which has long been used as a textbook. This is a concise treatise including several chapters in which logical rules are explained in a simple and succinct way. This book is one of the books of Jāmiʿ al-Muqaddamāt and a textbook for beginners.
ff. 56a-86b
Language(s): Persian

Logic

Title: Kubrá dar manṭiq
Title: کبری در منطق
Incipit: بسمله، بدانکه آدمی را قوتیست دراکه که منقش میشود روی صور اشیا چنانکه در آئینه لیکن در آئینه حاصل نشود الا صور بعضی از محسوسات که آن…
Explicit: … چنانکه گویی که این جسم لا حجر است یا لا شجر لکن شجر است پس لا حجر باشد لیکن حجر است پس لا شجر باشد.
Colophon: تمت هذه الرساله الموسومة بالکبری… در روز پنج‌شنبه وقت طلوع صبح نوزدهم ماه رجب المرجب از ید… علی ابن حاجی علی عسکر خلج سنه ۱۲۴۷.

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 166

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • MAJ 5/445
  • MAL 2/73
  • SEP 3/293

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • ALZ 17/259
  • DEN 8/458

Printed editions:

  • Qum, 1365 Shamsī/1977

Physical Description

Support: Western paper (watermark), natural buff, regular thickness, glossy; rubricated titles; three logical tables.
Dimensions (leaf): 21 × 14.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 13 × 8 cm.

Collation

ff. 56a-86b

Layout

15 lines per page

Hand(s)

Nastaʿalīq, Shikastah Nastaʿalīq, one hand, regular Khalaj, ʿAskar ibn Ḥājī ʿAlī خلج، عسکر بن حاجی علی

Additions: Explanatory comments as marginal notes. Oval stamp.

History

Origin: Miṣirqān, Zarandīyah, Sāvah; 1247 AH; 1832 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.

Key to Abbreviations

  • ALZ: (الذریعه)
  • 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)
  • MAL: (Malek National Museum and 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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