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.