London: The Medici Society, Ltd., 1922. First edition. Octavo, original gilt blue cloth, top edge gilt, uncut, original printed dust jacket. Light foxing to blank endpapers. Mild toning to spine of scarce dust jacket. A near-fine copy. Item #93
"SHE WAS FILLED WITH DIVINE GRACE IN ALL HER WAYS" First edition of this chronicle of Marian devotion on the periphery of the medieval Christian world. Christianity came to Ethiopia in the fourth century, planting the seeds for a distinctive Ethiopian Orthodox Church emphasizing the intercessions and miracles of the Mother of Jesus. The Legends of Our Lady Mary was a companion volume to an earlier work, The Miracles of Our Lady. The two volumes represent Budge's fine work supplementing the Lady Meux MSS, acquired from the antiquarian book dealer Bernard Quaritch and privately published in 1899. With an illustrated frontispiece and 33 stunning plates reproducing images from the Ethiopic manuscripts in the collections of the British Museum. With table of Scriptural Passages. Rare complete with printed dust jacket and in this overall condition.