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Hardcover Slipcased Book of Kells Experience the magnificence and wonder of the Book of Kells more fully than ever before. An esteemed treasure, the Book of Kells is a revered symbol of Irish culture. This 9th century illuminated gospel is the finest example of Irish monastic artistry. Newly-photographed images from the Book of Kells are produced with unprecedented clarity and depth. Fifty full-page reproductions present the richness and variety of the Book of Kells; 200 more color illustrations present details of the fascinating imagery, revealing intricacy of elements barely visible to the naked eye. The text by Bernard Meehan includes detailed examination and explanation of symbols and themes; a look at the scribes and artists who worked on the manuscript, and scientific research into the technical aspects of creating this masterwork. For anyone interested in art, history or Celtic culture, this new presentation of the Book of Kells will be a treasure. Hardcover book, 256 pages, 12 7/8" x 10"; with elegant protective slipcase. Rush delivery not available.

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M10004 Hardcover Slipcased Book of Kells
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Great Gift My sister and I saw the Book of Kells while at Trinity College a couple of years ago and it was fascinating! My sister loves books and is very much into history (she has been on archeological digs). When I saw this item in the catalog, I immediately know it was for her, so I bought this and had it sent directly to her. She had it in less than a week and said it is a beautiful book and she loves it! Very happy with the service and the item. – Anita Brower, 2018-03-12

The Book of Kells Delivery as promised, especially week before Christmas. – Catherine Byerly, 2018-01-08

These are beautiful!! I bought these for my sons so they would have a taste of their Irish heritage. They were in awe! – Margaret Miller, 2017-12-16

The Book of Kells This will be a Christmas gift for my adult son. I hope he forgot that years ago he told me that one of these days he would like a copy. This book is amazing and all I could have hoped for. – Patricia, 2017-10-15

BOOK OF KELLS -- STUNNING My wife is an artist and calligrapher, and has long made a study of the Book of Kells as available in the odd truncated reprint. Recently though, she and I were lucky enough to visit Dublin, Trinity College, and the ancient and original Book itself. (You should read Thomas Cahill's book, "How the Irish Saved Civilization" to realize its inestimable importance.) Trinity College sells a small paperbound book of excerpts which is a fine keepsake, but this beautiful, hardbound, slipcased volume published by Thames & Hudson and sold by Gaelsong is almost as awe-inspiring as -- and more complete than -- the exhibit itself. Beautiful paper, crisp and brilliant printing ... it is a book to treasure, and pore over on long quiet evenings. For what it delivers, it's not expensive. – John Graham, 2017-07-15

lovely book It was a Birthday present to my husband. He has been reading it each evening and making notes to refer back to. The pictures are wonderful. A book you can read and study for a long time. – Margaret Woosley, 2017-06-02

Book of Kells Your Book of Kells makes an excellent gift. – Charles Lee Evans, 2017-03-21

Reminds me of home This book of Kells is for my son's 50th birthday – Patricia Brennan, 2017-01-27

Stunning Book Purchased for my son-in-law as a Christmas gift. He is thrilled with it. The photographs are wonderful. This is a stunning book. It will be viewed by the entire family. – IceyS, 2016-12-29

A hint of Ireland The Book of Kells is an intimate look at the start of Christianity. A great copy of the beautiful book on display at Trinity College. Exceptional pictures of the original. – Walter Schultz, 2016-12-26

Very pleased Back in 2012, I took my wife on a long vacation to the United Kingdom taking in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. Wile we were in Dublin it was our intention to visit Trinity College to view the Book of Kells however, due to time and the lack of parking space we were unable to view the book. It was with pleasure that I found a copy of The Book of Kells in Gaelsong catalog. I ordered the book, along with other items and was expecting a smaller sized book. When the items arrived I was amazed to see the size and weight of the book. I am very pleased indeed at the purchase. – David Woodward, 2015-10-27

Book of Kells The book is beautiful! I bought it as a birthday gift. My sister is going to love it. It arrived in perfect condition. – Patricia Conca, 2015-09-23

beautiful Book of Kells I hope 5 is the best rating because I was impressed with my purchase. I bought the hardcover Book of Kells as a gift for my daughter. I was proud to give this stunning and treasured book to her. The book is worth every penny. I also purchased the sturdy soft cover for her to take to rituals, celebrations or as a take along reference book. This book is also a beautiful presentation and a good buy. – lindalenoredavis, 2015-04-04

breathtaking edition! If I could give more stars than five, I would. I have wanted a copy of the Book of Kells for as long as I can remember, and this edition certainly delivers as close to that as I could wish!! I have only had time to look at a few pages here & there but I feel I can safely say that this is one book that I will enjoy for many many years. In fact, it will probably take me that long just to get through it all...such a proud addition to our family's library!! So rich in history, the illustrations are absolutely breath-taking! I love all the added history & related articles...so much to take in here I hardly know where to begin! Well done, Gaelsong! You have certainly outdone yourselves here....once again!! :) – Jennifer DeFillippo, 2015-03-20

very impressed I bought this for my Grandson for his birthday. I was extremely impressed with the size & content. The slip cover is very sturdy & the pages are of heavy paper. Not flimsy. Well worth the money. – busy mema, 2014-05-14

Hardcover Slipcased Book of Kells Absolutely beautiful!! – Brenda Fillingim, 2014-05-10

Book of Kells This book is exceptionally well done. It is very beautiful and exceeds my expectations. – Linda Briere, 2014-01-04

Book of Kells The book is beautiful. My wife has expressed a desire to have one for years and I finally got one for her. – Ray Lynch, 2013-12-16

The Book of Kells (Collectors edition) Thank you so much for this book! Your service was excellent and your catalog is a dream with all the neat things. I love things from England, Ireland & Wales. – Jerry Ryia, 2013-11-27

Christmas order The Book of Kells was a Christmas present for my husband but he opened it now and was very pleased. – Joan, 2013-11-16

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