The Prince and the Plunder

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

Manuscript of prayers purchased by the British Museum’s expert (OR 451) *

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What: Prayers – The Arganona Wedddse and Wedddse Mariam, arranged according to the days of the week. On f. 1 a “Purchased at Goon-goona, 1 Feb. 1868. R. Holmes.”

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

Provenance: Listed as purchased by the British Museum’s representative on the expedition, Richard Rivington Holmes, 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 manuscripts

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