Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 114 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection

Collection 15

A collection of two books on different subjects

Physical Description

Extent: 148 ff.

Binding

Simple cardboard with leather back bone, 18 × 23 cm, front + back cover

History

Provenance and Acquisition

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

1) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 743

Contents

Summary of Contents: The book is written in four chapters, and according to the author, it is a "comprehensive account of asceticism and preaching and ... and dismay of sins" based on Shiite hadiths.
ff. 1b-74a
Language(s): Persian

Ḥadith

Incipit: بسمله، حمدله،… بدرستی که من در سن بیست سالگی تا آنکه زیادت شد عمرم از پنجاه سال مشتاق بودم به جمع کتابی که…
Explicit: … روایت شده بسند صحیح که فرمود رسول‌الله ص که مبارزت علی ابن ابیطالب ع با عمرو بن عبدود در روز…||
Colophon: تمام شد کتاب جامع‌الاخبار بید اقل‌الطلاب احمد بن محمد حسن خوانساری بتاریخ بیست و هفتم شهر محرم‌الحرام مطابق سنه ۱۳۰۲.

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 743

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • MAJ 12/151
  • NLI 10/44

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • ALZ 5/33
  • DEN 8/367

Printed editions:

  • Mashhad, 1393 Shamsī/2014

On the Web:

Physical Description

Support: Western paper (relief stamp), natural buff, varying thickness (thin, regular and thick), one size. The first 16 folios are older and Oriental. Rubricated titles and chapter names. Corrosion at the edges of the initial folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 22 × 17.5 cm.

Collation

ff. 1b-74a

Layout

Varying number of lines on different pages

Hand(s)

Cursive Nastiʿaliq and Naskh, varying number of lines, varying heights and widths, regular hand, several hands Khvānsārī, Aḥmad bin Muḥammad Ḥasan خوانساری، احمد بن محمد حسن

Additions: Notes about the years 1312, 1315 and 1316 AH on f. 1a on hail and snowfalls, as well as worthwhile remarks on food prices; a birth note of the year 1315 AH.

History

Origin: Unknown place of origin; 1302 AH; 1884 CE

2) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 21

Contents

Summary of Contents: In Minasian collection, the generic title of Akhlāq [Ethics] is given to a number of brief treatises that have defective incipits and explicits, hence lacking title and author information. They all, however, have the genral topic of ethics in common.
ff. 74a-148b
Language(s): Arabic and Persian

Ethics

Title: [Akhlāq]
Incipit: ||… روی عن النبی ص ان فی الجنه اثنی عشر الف مدینة و فی کل مدینة اثنی عشر الف دار…
Explicit: … آنگاه جسد ایشانرا از درختان خرما درآویزند…||

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 21

Physical Description

Support: Western paper (watermark), natural buff, varying thickness (regular and thick). Rubricated titles
Dimensions (leaf): 22 × 17.5 cm.

Collation

ff. 74a-148b

Layout

Varying number of lines on different pages

Hand(s)

Various scripts in different sizes

History

Origin: Unknown place of origin; 13th century AH; 19th 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.

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)
  • NLI: (National Library of Iran)

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