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LUDOLF, Hiob. Confessio fidei Claudii regis aethiopiae, cum versione latina, notis et praeatione Iobi Ludolfi.

LUDOLF, Hiob. Confessio fidei Claudii regis aethiopiae, cum versione latina, notis et praeatione Iobi Ludolfi.

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LUDOLF, Hiob. Confessio fidei Claudii regis aethiopiae, cum versione latina, notis et praeatione Iobi Ludolfi. Primum in Anglia, Deinde in Commentario Historiae eius Aethiopicae edita. Nunc vero aliquot in locis reuisa, & denuo impressa, cura Io. Heinr. Michaelis, P.P. Halae Magdeburgicae: Typis & sumtibus Orphanotrophii, 1702 Modern boards, Fcap.4to. [20 cm.] 20pp.

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LUDOLF, Hiob. Confessio fidei Claudii regis aethiopiae, cum versione latina, notis et praeatione Iobi Ludolfi. Primum in Anglia, Deinde in Commentario Historiae eius Aethiopicae edita. Nunc vero aliquot in locis reuisa, & denuo impressa, cura Io. Heinr. Michaelis, P.P. Halae Magdeburgicae: Typis & sumtibus Orphanotrophii, 1702 Modern boards, Fcap.4to. [20 cm.] 20pp.

The author, Hiob or Job Ludolf (1624-1704), was an eminent German orientalist who became the founder of Ethiopic studies after meeting the Abyssinian scholar Gregorius in Rome and learning Ethiopian from him. The text in Ge’ez and Latin, Hiob Ludolf edited ‘the important Confessio Claudii in which the sixteenth-century King Galawdewos defends the monophysite faith against Roman Catholic polemics, especially the accusation of Jewish rites and practices’ – [Edward Ullendorf, Ethiopia and the Bible, pp.29-30, 1967]. The Confessio appeared in Ludolf’s Historiam Aethiopicam (1691) but is issued here as a separately printed work.With the cancelled stamp on the title of the Oriental Institute, Leipzig University, from the library of Dr. Juel-Jensen with his Amharic bookplate, a very nice copy in modern marbled boards. [Neither in Fumagalli nor Black]