The Prince and the Plunder

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

A manuscript including an Ethiopic-Amharic vocabulary, with note linking it to the Abyssinian campaign (OR 9798)

Published / by Andrew Heavens / Leave a Comment

What: An 18th century Ethiopian manuscript containing an Ethiopic-Amharic vocabulary, poems, a calendar for the movable feasts and an Amharic explanation of the Creed, with a note linking it to Britain’s 1867-8 Abyssinian Campaign

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

Ref: OR 9798
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An indistinct note written in the central division between the two columns of text of the first page mentions a Captain Edwards from a Light Cavalry Regiment at Abyssinia in 1867-8

A note in the front pages reads:”Bought of Mr. S. Rowley. 22 May, 1927″

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