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Prayer Book / New Testament writings in Ge'ez

Prayer Book / New Testament writings in Ge'ez

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Prayer Book / New Testament writings in Ge'ez

  • Used
  • fair
  • hardcover
Condition
Fair/No Dust Jacket
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Chanute, Kansas
Item Price
$1,500.00
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About This Item

Full Leather. Fair/No Dust Jacket. No date, though circa mid-late 18th century. 144 leaves (288 pages) on velum leaves, bound in leather. Sinew tied. Mostly black lettering, though with some in red. One full page illustration in color of Madonna and Child. There are a few decorative breaks between sections of text. Written in Ge'ez, an ancient South Semitic language originating in Eritrea and the northern region of Ethiopia. Once the official language of Aksum and Ethiopia, it now remains primarily used in the liturgy of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, and to a lesser degree by the Beta Israel Jewish Community (Wikipedi, 2017). Bottom cover is lacking, though all contents appear present. The first leaf is heavily rubbed and mostly illegible. Remaining contents show age, a little rubbing, and scattered markings, though are clear and legible. Estimated to be mid to late 18th century based upon examination of other volumes determined or known to be of this period. Volume is now housed in a leather carrying bag likely reminiscent of its original, though likely made in the mid to late 20th century.

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bookseller
Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
034869
Title
Prayer Book / New Testament writings in Ge'ez
Format/binding
Full Leather
Book condition
Used - Fair
Jacket condition
No Dust Jacket
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Bookseller catalogs
Africa; Christianity; Bindings;

Terms of Sale

Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps

10 day return if not as described. S/H is estimated for the costs of a three pound book. Additional fees may be charged for heavier items and conversely a refund will be provided for lighter items costing less to ship. Shipping is always in boxes and well packaged. Email checked daily. Payment by Cash, Check, Money Order, Credit Card, or PayPal. Kansas residents please add 8.95% sales tax. Digital photos are gladly provided upon request.

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Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps

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Chanute, Kansas
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About Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps

With more than 25 years of experience buying and selling out-of-print, collectible, and rare books, maps, and ephemera, I am now doing business from my home at 60 Poplar Heights Rd.; Chanute, KS 66720; U.S.A. by appointment only. I offer a selection of more than 5000 books of all genre, as well as more than 1000 maps ranging from 15th century to early 20th. All inventory is hand selected and believed to be of significance for the collector, the reader, the historian or the general book lover. Historically, I have specialized in Kansas and regional history, but also maintain quality collections of Natural History, Theology, Americana, Railroad, Travel and Exploration, Medicine, Art, and Psychology, Neurology, and Psychiatry. Fine bindings, plate books, signed and inscribed items are an important part of my collections. Smaller, though intriguing collections of other genre are also a part of my holdings. Appraisal, consultation, and collection development services are available. Please come and browse, talk books, and have a cup of coffee in a relaxed and book friendly environment. But for the convenience of both of us, please email or call first. Trade terms available and dealers are welcome.

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rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [More]
leaves
Very generally, "leaves" refers to the pages of a book, as in the common phrase, "loose-leaf pages." A leaf is a single sheet... [More]

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