The Book of Kells: Reproductions from the Manuscript in Trinity College, Dublin
by Henry, Francoise
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. Hardcover. G+ (Book interior is crisp and clean; outer spine of binding has faded and sunned; original slipcase has borne the brunt of age and wear, with gilt letters wearing off, a bubble in the fabric, wear to edges, and slight fading.). Olive embossed cloth, gilt letters on spine, gilt decoration on front cover; 230 pp., 126 color illus., 75 BW illus.; housed in matching olive cloth slipcase, with gilt letters on one panel and laid-on color illus. on the other. "With a study of the manuscript by Francoise Henry. The original illuminated manuscript is reproduced in 126 color illustrations. Then Francoise Henry addresses the book and its decoration, covering the iconography, the painters involved, and much more. Exquisite views. A nice book in decent condition.
(Inventory #: 156009)
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