The Prince and the Plunder

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A manuscript of Gubba’e Malke, hymnbook of the Ethiopian Church for the whole year (OR 580)

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What: A 19th century Ethiopian manuscript containing Gubba’e Malke, Hymnbook of the Ethiopian Church for the whole year

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

Ref: OR 580
Digital version –

Stamped near 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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