Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 437 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection

Collection 57

A collection of two works

Physical Description

Extent: 33 ff.

Binding

No binding

History

Provenance and Acquisition

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

1) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 579

Contents

Summary of Contents: Dasht Bayāz̤ī's father had added some paragraphs to Niṣāb al-Ṣibyān of Abū Naṣr Farāhī. Prior to this addition, a low quality commentary was written on the book. The current commentator wrote this gloss on both the original Niṣāb and his father's addition, in order to provide a new edition of the original and additional words.
ff. 1b-30a
Language(s): Persian

Dictionary

Incipit: … اما بعد، چنین گوید… محمد بن فصیح بن محمد المدعو بکریم الدشت بیاضی که چون وسیله وصول بادراک معانی قرآنی و طریقه حصول مقاصد نبی عربی… معرفت اوضاع کلمات لغت تازی است… و درین باب… از کتاب نصاب صبیان… نسخه‌ای خوب… نبود و جناب حضرت مخدومی و استادی و والدی… بیتی چند مشتمل بر لغات مهمه که درین کتاب نبود بقطعه‌های آن الحاق کرده بود… شرحی نوشتم محتوی بر تصحیح لغات سابقه و لاحقه بزبان فارسی‌گویان…
Explicit: … بر وی بیاورند جمیع علایق فعلیه بمعنی مفعول از علق از باب علم درآویختن.
Colophon: تمت الرساله… حرره… فی یوم الثلاثا ثانی و عشرین شهر صفر… الثالث بعد الماتین بعد الالف… اعنی… الثالث والعشرین من المائه الثالثه بعد الالف… و انا ابن… الحاج محمد کریم التبریزی الاصل اسمی اسماعیل المتخلص بالسالک اللهم…

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 579

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • MNL 13/196
  • NLI 5/567
  • UTL 12/2965

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • ALZ 14/106
  • DEN 6/1125
  • FAM 209

Printed editions:

  • Delhi, 1275 AH/1858

On the Web:

Physical Description

Support: Western paper (watermark, plain), natural buff, varying thickness (thin, regular); rubricated titles
Dimensions (leaf): 21.5 × 16 cm.
Dimensions (written): 16 × 11.5 cm.

Collation

ff. 1b-30a

Layout

34 lines per page

Hand(s)

Thuluth, Shikastah Nastaʿalīq, two hands, small hand Tabrīzī, Ismāʿīl ibn Muḥammad Karīm تبریزی، اسماعیل ابن محمد کریم

Additions: Rectangular stamp. Oval stamp: لا اله الا الله الملک الحق المبین . Explanatory marginalia; miscellaneous notes; scattered poetry pieces at the end of the copy.

History

Origin: Unknown place of origin; 1223 AH; 1808 CE

2) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 193

Contents

Summary of Contents: A work in Persian on different topics within the fileds of poetics and rhetoric. There are several works available from this author, including Nayl al-Marām fī Maẕhab al-Aʾimmah and Naẓm al-Bayān. This work, however, is not attributed to him in any of the available catalogues. The current copy is comprised of an introduction and several 'merits'. The first Merit is on Mutamassikāt and the last on ʾUyūb-i Qāfīyah.
ff. 30a-33a
Language(s): Persian

Rhetoric

Incipit: بسمله، کتاب در تعمیم شعرا از گفتار عبدالرحیم بن معروف. بدانکه تعریض بضاد معجمه و خواه بضاء معجمه در لغة مدح گفتن است…
Explicit: … تکرار قافیه در اشعار دلیل عدم سلامت طبع شاعر و عدم ممارست اوست بر الفاظ و تکرار قافیه را پسند ندارند.
Colophon: تمّ و کمّل الحمد لله حق حمده.

No sign was found of this work in any of the available catalogues.

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 193

On the Web:

  • Digitized version of another copy of this work. The only work by this author in the field of rhetoric is this one retained at the Library, Museum and Documentation Center of the Islamic Consultative Assembly; ff. 149 and 150 of that copy seem to be the Arabic version of our copy.

Physical Description

Support: Western paper (plain and watermark), natural buff, varying thickness (thin and regular), one size. Rubricated titles; white margins of ff. 31-32 are cut out.
Dimensions (leaf): 21.5 × 16 cm.
Dimensions (written): 16.5 × 11.5 cm.

Collation

ff. 30a-33a

Layout

34 lines per page

Hand(s)

Naskh, regular hand; annotated (Nastaʾalīq) Tabrīzī, Ismāʿīl ibn Muḥammad Karīm تبریزی، اسماعیل ابن محمد کریم This information is taken from the colophon of the first part of this manuscript.

Additions: Rectangular stamp on f. 30a: illegible.

History

Origin: Unknown place of origin; 1223 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

  • ALZ: (الذریعه)
  • DEN: (فهرستواره دست‌نوشته‌های ایران - دنا)
  • FAM: (فهرست نسخه‌های خطی فارسی)
  • FAW: (Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford - Minasian Collection)
  • MNL: (Mar'ashi Najafi Library)
  • NLI: (National Library of Iran)
  • UTL: (Central Library of University of Tehran)

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