The Prince and the Plunder

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

A 17th Ethiopian collection of Hymns entitled Malke’a guba’e (OR 573)

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What: A 17th Ethiopian collection of Hymns entitled entitled ጉባኤ መልክ (መልክአ ጉባኤ) Malkeʾa gubāʾe

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

Ref: OR 573
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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