The Prince and the Plunder

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A 17th-18th century manuscript of Talmid, the History of the Fathers (OR 779)

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What:  An Ethiopian manuscript dated 1682-1706 of the History of the Fathers with ‘Talmid’ on the spine

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

Ref: OR 779
Digital version –

Stamped on first page: “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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