Advent 2018: 21 December

Today’s images come from item A.5.17 from our Bolton Collection.

Owned by Isaac Basier (1607—1676), a French-born cleric who became royal chaplain to Charles I in 1641, Homilia Æthiopica de Nativitate Domini Nostri Jesu Christi (Leiden, 1660) is a bilingual sermon on the nativity which, in Ethiopic and Latin, reflects the breadth of languages encountered during his proselytising travels.

Full catalogue entry here.

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