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2018-08-06 16:28:46
Antique Wood Bound, Vellum Paged Book In Ge'ez, an Ethiopian Afro-Semitic Text
The Middle East: This is a book of approximately 60 vellum pages hand written in black and red ink with a few illustrated separators and an angelic figure at the rear. The writing is Ge'ez, an Afro-Semitic language used in the Ethiopian Tewadeho Coptic Church. It is most likely a Coptic Christian religious text . It was likely produced between 1000 - 1500 AD but could possibly be later. It is bound between wood boards which are tied on with cord. It is in reasonably good condition with a few pages showing some edge soiling or foxing. This is an early bound book. It measures 5 3/4" tall by 4" wide by 1 1/2" across the spine. My thanks to "digmeister" who is apparently a linguist and can read Coptic, for identifying the language used in this book.
Bookseller: bwrush [Centerville, Massachusetts, US]
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