The Prince and the Plunder

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

A manuscript including Daniel, Job, minor prophets and some writing exercises (OR 498)

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What: An 18th century Ethiopian manuscript containing Daniel, Job, Ecclesiasticus, or the Wisdom of Jesus the son of Sirach, and the Minor Prophets. Folio 1 a and 70 b are covered with “trials of the pen”.

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

Ref: OR 498
Digital version –

Stamped at the front: “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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