The Prince and the Plunder

A book on how Britain took one boy and piles of treasures from Ethiopia

A 15th century collection of homilies (OR 774)

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What: A 15th century collection of homilies, starting with Jacob (or Serug), on the Annunciation, and on the blessed Virgin Mary and Elizabeth. “Foll. 1-5, 169, and 170, belong to another Ms., written in 3 columns, in a fine hand of the 16th or 17th century; but the text has been almost entirely washed off.”

Where: The British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB

Provenance: Listed as part of the “Magdala collection” in William Wright’s Catalogue of the Ethiopic manuscripts in the British Museum acquired since the year 1847

Does not appear in British Library’s online catalogue or list of digitised manuscript

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