The Prince and the Plunder

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

A manuscript including the Psalms and the Canticles (OR 538)

Published / by Andrew Heavens / Leave a Comment

What: A 17th-18th century Ethiopian manuscript including the Book of Psalms, The Canticles or Biblical Hymns, The Song of Songs, The Wedddse Maryam, for the day of the week, a Salam to the blessed Virgin Mary and Prayers for the days of the week

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

Ref: OR 538
Digital version –

Stamped on the inside cover: “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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