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The Book of Kells Françoise Henry

The Book of Kells

Françoise Henry

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ISBN : 9780500232132
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230 pages
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From the Preface:The purpose of this edition is to show the illumination and decoration of the Book of Kells in colour. It includes all of the full page illustrations in the manuscript and a representative sample of the ornamentation that is to beMoreFrom the Preface:The purpose of this edition is to show the illumination and decoration of the Book of Kells in colour. It includes all of the full page illustrations in the manuscript and a representative sample of the ornamentation that is to be found on the text pages. In all 93 pages and 6 half pages are reproduced complete. In every case a recto of the original manuscript has been kept as a right-hand page and a verso as a left-hand page. In addition to the reproductions there are 30 plates of greatly enlarged details of the illustrations.The Book and its Decoration, a study of the manuscript by François Henry, is also included.