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The Library of Trinity College Dublin would like to announce that the to date, providing an experience second only to viewing the book in. Description, high-res photos, availability, and prices of Book of Kells. However, too little information survives to exactly localise and date the manuscript. The Book of Kells is an illuminated manuscript Gospel book in Latin, containing the four . The proposed dating in the 9th century coincides with Viking raids on Iona, which .. an exhibition of the Book of Kells which included these facsimile pages. The Faksimile-Verlag images are now online at Trinity College's Digital .
It is thought that it was made by brilliant monks in the Sottish monastery of St.
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Colmcille on the island of Iona. The monastery continuously fell victim to Viking raids. In order to protect the precious book, the Scottish monks fled to Kells in Ireland with their masterpiece ca.The Book of Kells
In the yearthe manuscript was stolen from the Abbey of Kells in the Irish earldom of Meath, as is related by an account of a church robbery from the year The Book of Kells remained in the Irish parish for a total of years and gained its name from this sojourn.
It was later relocated to Trinity College in Dublin for safekeeping and can there be wondered at ever since. However only two pages from the grandiose work can be admired. It lies open in a glass cabinet and astounds around a half-million visitors every year.
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Splendid and Original Illumination The Book of Kells was made by monks unbeknownst by name who possessed the most-sound technical expertise and an excellent knowledge of past and contemporary art.
They created early-medieval miniatures which count among the most beautiful images of handcrafted book art altogether. Impressive, full-page illustrations of Christ, Mary with Child, and the Evangelists decorate the work. Of most importance to the viewer, however, is the impeccable color reproduction of the photographs. A special photographic book cradle had to be manufactured to hold the original safely.
Kodak Ektachrome color transparencies were color corrected electronically, then passed to a lithographer who made additional color corrections by hand using as many as ten printing inks per page. As the lithographer perfected the color balance, examples of the pages were compared with the original to fine-tune the color.
After the pages were duplicated they were sewn into gatherings hand-bound in a white skin, a book construction similar to the original.
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Since the original bindings were lost, the decision was made to use a conservative white skin binding rather than speculate on the color and design of the original. The final product is 9.
An elaborate presentation box with gold and silver embossing was also designed using decorative elements from the original Book of Kells. Scope and Content Note Four gospels reassembled into one volume measuring 9.
Acquisition Information Through the generosity of late Charles J. Buckley and his estate, the University of Scranton Archives and Helen Gallagher McHugh Special Collections are fortunate to own a limited edition fine art facsimile of this masterpiece.