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Ethiopic Manuscript on Parchment, Late 19th/Early 20th Century.

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2764B
Lot:
223
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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Ethiopic Manuscript on Parchment, Late 19th/Early 20th Century.
Quarto-format manuscript in tens and twelves, written in Ge-ez script, 192 parchment leaves, twenty lines per page, eighteen pages with polychrome painted headpieces, bound in contemporary full red goatskin over wooden boards, elaborately tooled in blind, with red leather doublures, also ornately tooled in blind, with a inner panel of dark blue velvet, in the original leather carrying case, tooled in blind, and constructed with flaps and straps, the case worn, some later drawings on flyleaves, 10 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. overall.
Estimate $1,500-2,000


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