[ETHIOPIC MANUSCRIPT]. Prayerbook. [c.late-18th or early-19th century].
176 leaves, on vellum, c.192 x 178mm. Written in Ethiopic Ge’ez script in two columns, in black ink with some words or letters in red (with 3 pages of text on blank pages at beginning and end in another less formal hand). With 9 full-page hand-painted miniatures in colors on 8 leaves depicting Biblical scenes from the Old and New Testaments. (Marginal darkening or staining throughout, sometimes heavy, several vellum hole/flaws affecting text.) Bound in blindstamped leather over wooden boards (rebacked in sheep, heavily worn).
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