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Fetha Nagast, or Justice of Kings (OR 805)

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What: An 18th century copy of the Fetha Nagast, or Justice of Kings. “It belonged at one time to the ‘Echage Walda Maryam, who gave it at his death to the chief priest of the church of Takla Haimanot.”

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

Provenance: 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

Does not appear in British Library’s online catalogue or list of digitised manuscript

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