The Life of Takla Haymanot in the Version of Dabra Libanos and the Miracles of Takla Haymanot in the Version of Darba Libanos and the Book of the Riches of Kings. The Ethiopic texts, from the British Museum ms. Oriental 723, edited with English translations, to which is added an English translation of the Waldebbân version
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Budge, E. A. Wallis
1/250. Folio. 2 volumes. Colored frontispiece. Vol. 1: , lxii, 243, vol. 2: -388, -396, 141pp. Original blind embossed maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine. Marbled page edges and endpapers. Text of English translation printed on one side. This remarkable work is considered to be the most useful source on the life and teachings of Takla Haymanot, the 13th century Ethiopian monk and religious teacher. Takla Haymanot is significant for being the only Ethiopian Saint popular both amongst Ethiopians and outside that country. In this stunning hagiography of the Saint, magnificently illustrated with 165 full page chromolithograhs by William Griggs, E.A. Wallis Budge has translated a text discovered in Debre Libanos, and attributed to one Täklä S'ion.Content:[ v. 1] Introduction. I. The life of Feshha Seyôn, whom Christ surnamed Takla Hâymânôt, according to the version of Dabra Libânôs, by Gabra Maskal.--[v. 2] II. The book of the history of the translation of the body of ... Takla Hâymânôt, which took place seven and fifty years after his death, and was revealed by the Holy Spirit to John Kamâ. III. The Book of the miracles of ... Takla Hâymânôt, which was compiled by Abbâ Peter. IV. The Book of the riches of kings by Takla Hâymânôt. V. Life of Takla Hâymânôt--according to the version of Waldebbâ. VI. Index. VII. The Ethiopic texts : 1. The life of Takla Hâymânôt--according to the version of Dabra Lîbânôs. 2. The Miracles of Takla Hâymânôt. 3. The Book of the riches of kings.Minor age wear and scuffing on binding. Both volumes tight. Exterior and interior in very good condition. Colors of plates are rich and vibrant. Scarce.
Book ID: 22957