Add. 1570 (University Library, Cambridge University)
Only the first 5 verses remain. The rest and hearly the whole of Joel being contained on two leaves, now missing.
The four works associated with Jeremiah are treated as one.
4 Esdras 3-14
3 columns, 40 lines per leaf. Folios 1-4 and 56 are blank.
Written in black ink.
- Marginalia The work contains some Amharic marginalia; the concluding leaves ff. 260-267 contain sales contracts and property listings, written in Amharic, of members of Ethiopian nobility, dated roughly to 1750-1780.
- Marginalia After the colophon on f.173v some quotations from a comentator have been added.
Thick wooden boards. Red bling tooled leather.
The book has been heavily restored with new endbands, sewn on supports, board edges and corners recovered. The second of the double leaf has been removed.
Provenance and Acquisition
According to a note on the inside front cover, the manuscript was acquired during the Napier expedition: “Abyssinian Bible. Taken from King Theodore at the storming of Magdala by the officers of H.M. Madras engineers and presented by them to Captain Sotham(?) of H.M.H. transport “Middlesex” June 1868”. Donated to Cambridge University by Armbruster, C. H. (Carl Hubert), 1874-1957 on 19 August 1957
- bookhttp://zotero.org/users/local/VPTDBJud/items/2GNGMD9M Catalogue of Ethiopian manuscripts in the Cambridge University Library / by Edward Ullendorff and Stephen G. Wright ; with a contribution by D.A. Hubbard. Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1961
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