The Prince and the Plunder

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

A collection of Hymns “written between 1721 and 1730” (OR 577)

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What: A collection of hymns, Gubae Malke’, starting with a Hymn to the Prophets and one to Moses. “This .Ms. was written, according to the colophon, f. 196 a, for king Bakafa, who reigned A.D. 1721—30.”

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 manuscripts

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