4 June 2008
THE BOOK OF KELLS -- Evangeliorum Quattuor Codex Cenannensis. Bern: Urs Graf-Verlag, 1950-1951. 3 volumes, folio (400 x 295mm). 48 mounted colour plates and numerous full-page monochrome illustrations. Plate volumes bound in original gilt vellum by Otto Walter Ltd, the upper covers and spines decorated in gilt and black, text volume in original vellum-backed boards with uniform spine.
NUMBER 30 OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 500 COPIES. A fine facsimile edition of The Book of Kells. The introductory text volume includes an introduction by Dr E.H. Alton, 'Notes on the Art and Ornament' by Dr P. Meyer and a 'Collation of the Text with the Vulgate' by Dr G.O. Simms. (3)
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