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The Four Gospels with an endnote referring to Tewodros

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What: A manuscript of the four gospels, from the second half of the 17th century

Where: Princeton University Library, Manuscripts Division, One Washington Road, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA

Listed as Garrett Ethiopic Manuscript No. 1 i in the catalogue –

Provenance: It has an endnote on fol. 135v referring to King Tēwodros II – the most recent king mentioned

It is described as “from the library of the Emperor Theodore”in the article PRINCETON’S ETHIOPIC MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS AT 100 in The Princeton University Library Chronicle , Vol. 71, No. 3 (Spring 2010), pp. 461-466.

Background: The broader Robert Garrett collection consists of 113 bound manuscripts in Ge’ez and Amharic. The university’s manuscript division as a whole has more than 600 Ethiopic works.

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