Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 558 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection

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.
Language(s): Arabic

Arabic language--Syntax

Title: ʾAlfīyah
Title: الفیه
Incipit: ||باب المعرب و المبنی] والرفع فیهما انو واحذف جازما / ثلاثهن تقص حکما لازما]
Explicit: … و آله الغز الکرام البرره / و صحبه المنتخبین الخیره.
Colophon: تمت بحمد لله…

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 87

Similar copies in other libraries:

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

Similar manuscripts listed in other catalogues:

  • ALZ, 13/105
  • ARP, 84

Printed editions:

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

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Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Oriental paper, plain buff, regular thickness, one size. Rubricated Titles; brittle papers.
Extent: 34 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 18.5 × 10 cm.
Dimensions (written): 13

Layout

19 lines per page.

Hand(s)

Cursive Naskh, one hand, regular hand. Marginalia in both Naskh and Nastaʿalīq. Anonymous

Binding

There is no cover, but the head band is in disarray.

History

Origin: 12th century AH; 18th century CE ; Herat

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.

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 bibliographical abbreviations of alternative versions:

Libraries:

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;

Catalogues:

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.

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