The Prince and the Plunder

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

Manuscript including Didascalia Apostolorum, with flyleaves and margins covered in deeds (OR 799)

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What: An 18th century manuscript including the Didascalia Apostolorum; the Mashafa Megbarat Sanayet or ‘the Book of Good Works,’ on the Services of the Church and the Duties of the Priest; the Faus Manfasawi, or Epitome of Canon Law; and the Fetha Nagast. The flyleaves and margins are covered with deeds (originals and copies) in Ge’ez and Amharic, including a deed of gift by Bakafa to the priests of the church of Raphael.

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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