Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 691 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: In Minasian collection, there are 19 manuscripts under the generic title of Adʿīyah [Prayers]. The reason is that their individual titles have remained unknown for different reasons, including defective incipits and explicits.
Language(s): Arabic and Persian

Prayers

Incipit: ||… خالی علی بن نعمن الاعلم قال حدثنی عمیر بن متوکل…
Explicit: … فی جمله العارفین بهم و بحقهم و فی زمرة… تسلیماً کثیراً.||
Colophon: None.

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 43

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Oriental paper, natural buff, thick, one size, glossy. Rubricated titles.
Extent: 120 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 18 × 12.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 13

Layout

14 lines per page.

Hand(s)

Graceful Naskh and Nastaʿalīq, fairly large hand, several hands.

Additions: Notes: miscellaneous, birth event.

Binding

Maroon leather, 19 × 13.5 cm, front cover, leather + pasteboard, honey-coloured leather doublure.

Triangular flap; second cover without half-medallion.

Condition

Second cover detached; Back bone mending with leather.

History

Origin: 12th century AH; 18th century 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.

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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