The Prince and the Plunder

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

Manuscript including an “exposition of the beauty of created things” (OR 503)

Published / by Andrew Heavens / Leave a Comment

What: An 18th century Ethiopian manuscript including “exposition of the beauty of created things” and and a list of the Biblical Books, as received in the Ethiopian Church.

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

Ref: OR 503
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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