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Ethiopic manuscript in ge'ez

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Ethiopic.- Psalter, manuscript in Ge'ez, on parchment, text in red and black, 331pp., a few small line decorations between sections in colours, some ff. loose or working loose, some natural flaws, 1f. torn and repaired by sewing, some other small mostly marginal tears, browned, margins soiled, 2 letters from the British Museum loosely inserted, original wooden boards, rubbed, in an original leather case fitted with shoulder strap, 165 x 145mm., [late 19th century].

⁂ Ethiopic Psalter, including the Book of Psalms, the Canticles, 15 poetic prayers collected from the Old and New Testaments, and a set of prayers for each day of the week known as Weddase Maryam, the Praises of Mary.

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Ethiopic.- Psalter, manuscript in Ge'ez, on parchment, text in red and black, 331pp., a few small line decorations between sections in colours, some ff. loose or working loose, some natural flaws, 1f. torn and repaired by sewing, some other small mostly marginal tears, browned, margins soiled, 2 letters from the British Museum loosely inserted, original wooden boards, rubbed, in an original leather case fitted with shoulder strap, 165 x 145mm., [late 19th century].

⁂ Ethiopic Psalter, including the Book of Psalms, the Canticles, 15 poetic prayers collected from the Old and New Testaments, and a set of prayers for each day of the week known as Weddase Maryam, the Praises of Mary.

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