Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 418 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection

Collection 53

A collection of two works

Physical Description

Extent: 129 ff.

Binding

Black leather, 16 × 22 cm, front + back cover, leather + pasteboard.

Medallion + two half-medallion; decorated tooling at edges.

Condition

Burned.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

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

1) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 82

Contents

Summary of Contents: ʾAlfīyah is one of the most reliable grammatical works in the Arabic literature. It is a versified work including 1,000 couplets composed in Rajaz metric. ʾAlfīyah is compiled in 71 chapters. Numerous commentaries have been written on this work so far, of which Suyūṭ‭ī's commentary is the most popular in the Iranian religious schools.
ff. 1b-129b
Language(s): Arabic

Arabic language--Syntax

Title: ʾAlfīyah
Title: الفیه
Title: Arjūzah
Incipit: قال محمد هو ابن مالک / احمد ربی الله خیر مالک…
Explicit: … و آله الغز الکرام البرره / و صحبه المنتخبین الخیره.
Colophon: تم الکتاب… فی یوم خمیس و فی عشر اول شهر جمادی الاخر… سنه ۱۲۴۱ فی ید…

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 82

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • GIE 2/19
  • MAJ 10/1915, 22/294
  • NLI 8/260, 10/232-233

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • ALZ 13/105
  • ARP 84

Printed editions:

  • Tehran, 1279, 1304 AH
  • Cairo, 1368 AH
  • Tabriz, 1307, 1325 AH

On the Web:

Physical Description

Support: Western paper (watermark), natural buff, varying thickness (thin, regular and thick), one size, glossy.
Dimensions (leaf): 21 × 15 cm.
Dimensions (written): 14 × 4 cm.

Collation

ff. 1b-129b

Layout

8 lines per page

Hand(s)

Shikastah-looking Nastaʿaliq, one hand, fairly large hand. Marginalia: annotation of the text in cursive Nastaʿalīq.

Additions: Rectangular stamp on f. 1a: العبد المذنب محمد جعفر Oval stamp on f. 1b: الراجی عبده نظام‌الدین موسوی Note on f. 1a: که قیمتش شش هزار دینار است و یک دینار کم، بیشتر نباشد ۱۳۰۰ . Scribe's name and some decorations eliminated.

History

Origin: Unknown place of origin; 1241 AH; 1826 CE

2) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 801

Contents

Summary of Contents: Durj al-Maz̤āmīn is a versified work by Mullā Mukhtār Qārī Iṣfahānī in Tajwid which was composed in 949 AH in 72 couplets. The date of composition, number of couplets, poem's name, and composer's name are presented in abjad in the last two couplets. Several commentaries have been written on this work, including the commentary of Mullā Jaʿfar Sharīʿatmadār Astar'ābādī, and the present commentary of Muḥammad bin Sulaymān al-Madʿū bil-Muḥsin. This commentary has an explanatrory aspect only.
ff. 31b-40b
Language(s): Persian

Arabic orthoepy (Tajweed)

Incipit: بسمله، حمد له، اما بعد چنین گوید… محمد بن سلیمان المدعوا بالمحسن… چون که ملا مختار تجوید عظیم درآورده بعضی عبارات آن احتیاج بتوضیح و بیان داشت و بعضی از اخلاء روحانی خواهش نمودند که این قلیل بضاعت این را شرح نموده…
Explicit: … در هنگام قرائت و تلاوت قرآن مستحب است امری که در قرآن وارد شده است محمول بر استحباب است.

According to available catalogues, very limited copies exist of this work.

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 801

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • MNL 7/16, 16/262

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • ALZ 13/242
  • DEN 8/1137

Physical Description

Support: Western paper (watermark), natural buff, varying thickness (thin, regular and thick), one size, glossy.
Dimensions (leaf): 21 × 15 cm.
Dimensions (written): 14 × 4 cm.

Collation

ff. 31b-40b

Layout

8 lines per page

Hand(s)

Shikastah Nastaʿalīq, one hand, regular hand.

Additions: Scribe's name and some decorations eliminated.

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)
  • ARP: (فهرست کتاب‌های چاپی عربی)
  • DEN: (فهرستواره دست‌نوشته‌های ایران - دنا)
  • FAW: (Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford - Minasian Collection)
  • GIE: (Great Islamic Encyclopedia Library, Manuscripts)
  • MAJ: (Library, Museum and Documentation Center of the Islamic Consultative Assembly)
  • MNL: (Mar'ashi Najafi Library)
  • NLI: (National Library of Iran)

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