Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 493 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection

Collection 69

A collection of two books on different subjects

Physical Description

Extent: 84 ff.

Binding

Black leather, 22.5 × 15 cm, front + back cover, single layer of leather only.

Decorated, tooled edges.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

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

1) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 301

Contents

Summary of Contents: 'Tahẕīb al-Manṭiq va al-Kalām' is a work in logic (Manṭiq) and scholastic theology (Kalām) of Saʿd al-Dīn Masʿūd Taftāzānī (died 792 AH/1390). Two parts of this work have been commented on and annotated since its creation in several works. One of the most important works written on the logic part is Mullā ʻAbd Allāh Yazdī's commentary known as 'Quluhū', which is one of the main textbooks in Shiite seminaries (religious schools).
ff. 1b-66a
Language(s): Arabic

Logic

Incipit: ||بسمله، قوله الحمدلله افتتح بحمد الله بعد البسمله ابتداء بخیر الکلام و اقتدا بحدیث خیر الانام علیه الصلواه و السلام فان قلت حدیث البتداء…
Explicit: … قوله و هذا بالمقاصد اشبه ایّ الامر الثامن اشبه بمقاصد الفن بمقدماته… و ایاکم من الراسخین فی الامرین و رزقنا الله بفضله و جوده… والحمدلله رب العالمین. ||
Colophon: قد حصل لی الفراغ من تحریر هذه الاوراق… یوم السبت فی اربعه عشرین شهر شعبان المعظم سنه ستین و ماتین بعد الالف… تمام شد سنه ۱۲۶۰.

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 166

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • AQR 13/187
  • GIE 1/84
  • MNL 1/223
  • NLI 1/323, 7/277, 10/233, 12/267

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • ALZ 6/53-54
  • ARP 275
  • DEN 4/87

Printed editions:

  • Tehran, 1372 Shamsī/1993

On the Web:

Physical Description

Support: Western paper (watermark), natural buff, one size, varying thickness (regular and thick), glossy. Rubricated titles.
Dimensions (leaf): 21.5 × 14 cm.
Dimensions (written): 14 × 7 cm.

Collation

ff. 1b-66a

Layout

15 lines per page

Hand(s)

Cursive Naskh, one hand, fairly large hand. Marginalia: Shikastah, Shikastah Nastaʿalīq. Mūsavī, Niẓām al-Dīn موسوی، نظام‌الدین

Additions: Oval stamp on f. 1a: عبده الراجی نظام الموسوی ۱۲۶۱ . Notes on logical discussions in the marginalia.

History

Origin: Unknown place of origin; 1844 CE; 14 Shaʿbān 1260 AH

2) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 76

Contents

Summary of Contents: This is a brief treatise on the rules of diacritics, compiled in four chapters as follows: الباب الاول فی الجمله و احکامها , الباب الثانی فی الجار و المجرور , الباب الثالث فی تفسیر کلمات یحتاج الیها المعرب and الباب الرابع فی الاشاره الی عبارات المحرره .
ff. 69b-84b
Language(s): Arabic

Arabic language--Syntax

Incipit: بسمله، قال الشیخ الامام العالم… جمال‌الدین ابو محمد عبدالله بن هشام الانصاری… اما بعد فهذه فوائد الجلیله فی قواعد الاعراب یقتفی متاملهل الصواب…
Explicit: … هذه العبارة‌الاخیره فی التنزیل واجب لانه یتبادر و فی هذا لقدر کفایة لمن تامله.
Colophon: قد وقع الفراغ من تحریر هذا الکتاب المسمی بقواعد الاعراب… فی یوم الجمعه فب تسعة شهر ذیحجة الحرام فی سنة الف و ماتین و ستین… حررها نظام‌الدین الموسوی…

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 76

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • MAJ 14/101, 43/121
  • NLI 11/594

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • KAS 1/124, 2/41-42

On the Web:

Physical Description

Support: Western paper (watermark), natural buff, one size, varying thickness (regular and thick), glossy. Rubricated titles.
Dimensions (leaf): 21.5 × 14 cm.
Dimensions (written): 14 × 7 cm.

Collation

ff. 69b-84b

Layout

15 lines per page

Hand(s)

Graceful Cursive Nastaʿalīq, one hand, fairly large hand. Mūsavī, Niẓām al-Dīn موسوی، نظام‌الدین

Additions: Miscellaneous notes.

History

Origin: Unknown place of origin; 7 Ẕulḥijja 1260 AH; 1844 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)
  • AQR: (Central Library of Astan Quds Razavi)
  • 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)
  • KAS: (کشف‌الظنون عن اسامی الکتب والفنون)
  • 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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