Item #37060 The Book of Kells. Easton Press.
The Book of Kells
The Book of Kells
The Book of Kells
The Book of Kells
The Book of Kells

The Book of Kells

Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2014. Number 245 of 1000 copies. This is a particularly sumptuous production from the Easton Press, issued as a deluxe limited edition. The book is accompanied by a four page insert that describes the origin of this remarkable manuscript in the late 700's to early 800's AD as being created by Scottish monks on the island of Iona. It was moved to Kells, Ireland later in the century and has been protected by Trinity College in Dublin since about 1673, The insert continues by describing the artistry of the Book of Kells and the effort and devotion shown by the monks in its creation, stating that each page is a magnificent work of art in its own right.

This edition reproducing each of the was Book's 680 pages was created using printing plates from high-resolution digital imagery from Hammes Keller, Visipix in Switzerland. The book is bound in cream leather imported from Italy, with cover designs made with hand-miller stamping and debossing dies by Lotus Creations. All edges gilt. Printed on Mohawk Via Felt paper especially milled for this edition by Mohawk Fine Papers. Housed in a custom clamshell box with a cream cloth binding that repeats to book's cover design. In fine condition. Measures 9.5 x 13 x 2.25 inches. Unpaginated [680 pages] PRI/012324.

Item #37060

Price: $1,600.00

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