Unknown Jātaka Text 1

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The manuscript seems to be related to the poetic jātaka texts (the tales concerning the previous births of Gautama Buddha), and consists of seven loose notebook sheets. Handwritten by Gogerly in the Sinhalese script, probably before November 6, 1847 in Sri Lanka (Ceylon). The verses are written in columns, leaving space for English translation on the right. Some of the verses have English translation. The pages show signs of aging and fading. Fragile. Approx. 19.5cmX24.5cm.

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