Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 705 (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: قال محمد هو ابن مالک / احمد ربی الله خیر مالک…
Explicit: … و آله الغز الکرام البرره / و صحبه المنتخبین الخیره.
Colophon: تمت الکتاب… بتاریخ شهر ذیقعده ۱۲۴۱

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 83

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 AH
  • Cairo, 1368 AH
  • Tabriz, 1307, 1325 AH

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Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Western paper (watermark), blue, thick, one size, glossy.
Extent: 53 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 20.5 × 15.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 14 × 9 cm.

Layout

9 lines per page.

Hand(s)

Cursive Naskh, several hands, large hand. Some couplets translated into Persian. Anonymous

Additions: Grammatical notes on ff. 1-2. Grammatical notes on the last folio. Oval stamps on ff. 1-2: المتوکل علی الله عبده محمد کریم […] ۱۲۳ . Oval stamps on ff. 1-2: بندهٔ آل محمد کریم ۱۲۳۷ . Oval stamps on ff. 1-2: عبده ابن محمد علی . Rectangular stamp on the last folio: ابن محمد اسمعیل […] ۱۲۳ .

Binding

Black leather, 16 × 21 cm, front + back cover, single layer of leather only.

Decorations eliminated.

Condition

Cover detached from the copy; head band and stitching in disarrey.

History

Origin: Dhu al-Qidah 1241 AH; 1826 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.

Funding of Cataloguing

Wadham College (University of Oxford)


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