The Prince and the Plunder

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

A 17th century manuscript of the book of ‘Mar Isaac’ (OR 758)

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What: A 17th century Ethiopian manuscript of The book of ‘Mar Isaac’ – Sayings of the Greek philosophers on the death of Alexander the Great; Isaiah of Scete, John Climacus, Evagrius etc

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

Ref: OR 758
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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