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1586: religion in Ethiopia

Dresser, Matthäus De statu ecclesiae et religionis in Aethiopia sub Praecioso Ioanne. [Lipsiae Georgius Defnerus imprimebat] 1586
pp.[30]. In later wrappers, bound in twentieth-century cloth. Small tear to margin of title page, text lightly browned. Ownership signature of C.H. Armbruster. A very good copy.

C. H. Armbruster, 1874-1957, civil servant in the Anglo-Sudan government and noted linguist specialising in African languages, visited Ethiopia on diplomatic missions in 1906 and 1907. He published a three volume work on the Amharic language between 1908 and 1920.