Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 513 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection


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.
Language(s): Arabic


Title: [Akhlāq]
Incipit: ||… علی اهل بلدة واحدة اذا کان غرضها نیل المال…
Explicit: … و اضیع عمرا فاورث حسرة یوم القیامة هذا آخر باب ذم الغرور.||
Colophon: قد فرغ من هذه الرسالة احقر العباد… الملقب بالصادق محمد ابن محمد رضا الحسینی الخاتون‌آبادی… فی شهر رمضان المبارک من شهور سنة اربع و خمسین بعد الماتین بعد الالف ۱۲۵۴.


Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 25

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Western paper (plain and watermark); natural buff, dark buff, blue, pistachio. Varying thickness (regular, thick, thin), glossy. Rubricated titles.
Extent: 38 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 17 × 10.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 13 × 7 cm.


18 lines per page.

Additions: Explanatory marginalia.



No cover; disarray in the head band and stitching.


Origin: Ramaz̤ān 1254 AH; 1838 CE ; Unknown place of origin

Provenance and Acquisition

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

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.


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Key to bibliographical abbreviations of alternative versions:


AQR: Central Library of Astan Quds Razavi; FAW: Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford (Minasian Collection); GIE: Great Islamic Encyclopedia Library, Manuscripts; GIP: Great Islamic Encyclopedia Library, Photographed and Microfilmed Manuscripts; GUL: Library of Ayatollah Gulpayigani; MAJ: Library, Museum and Documentation Center of the Islamic Consultative Assembly; MAL: Malek National Museum and Library; MNL: Mar'ashi Najafi Library; NLI: National Library of Iran; SEP: Sepahsalar (Shahid Motahari) Mosque and School of Tehran; TCL: Tabriz Central Public Library; UTL: Central Library of University of Tehran;


ALZ: الذریعه; ARP: فهرست کتاب‌های چاپی عربی; COM: فهرست مشترک نسخه‌های خطی فارسی; DEN: فهرستواره دست‌نوشته‌های ایران (دنا); FAM: فهرست نسخه‌های خطی فارسی; FAP: فهرست کتاب‌های چاپی فارسی; FIH: فهرستواره کتاب‌های فارسی; KAS: کشف الظنون عن اسامی الکتب و الفنون; RAY: ریحانة الادب فی تراجمِ المعروفین بالکنیة او اللّقب; TAB: طبقات اعلام الشیعه.

Funding of Cataloguing

Wadham College (University of Oxford)



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