The Prince and the Plunder

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

A 16th century manuscript, Talmid, Theological Treatise (OR 782)

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What:  An Ethiopian manuscript dated 1563-1597 with Talmid on the spine, described as a Theological Treatise against various heresies

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

Ref: OR 782
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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