The Prince and the Plunder

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A 15th century manuscript of a history of Abba Maqabis (OR 770)

Published / by Andrew Heavens / Leave a Comment

What: A 15th century Ethiopian manuscript of a history of Abba Maqabis, “imperfect at the beginning”

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

Ref: OR 770
Digital version –

Stamped inside cover: “Presented by the Secretary of State for India Aug. 1868”
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

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