Ethiopian Horses in the thesis collection

Posted on October 11, 2013 | in Collections, CRC, Featured | by

These stunning watercolours of zebras in north-eastern Africa are a surprising find in the Library’s collections of early theses, held in Special Collections. They come from a thesis written by J. P. Prazak, A study on the wild horses of the Ethiopian region  (1896-1897).  The original thesis is in 6 parts including 55 colour plates, and has reference MSS 2616-2621.  It can be consulted through the Centre for Research Collections.  Theses from this date often contain original photographs, drawings and sometimes even glass slides.  Many theses are now being catalogued and digitised at the Library Annexe.

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