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.
Extent: 38 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 17 × 10.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 13 × 7 cm.


18 lines per page.


Rubricated titles.

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 by Dr Mohammad Emami based on the information published in the Persian catalogue by Dr Ali Mir-Ansari (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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