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The Book of Kells
Author: Bernard Meehan

ISBN: 9780500480243
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1 March 2018
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 19.2 x 0.9
Description:
THE success which has attended the publication of this work is, for two reasons, a source of much satisfaction to those responsible for the original issue of the book.

In the first place, it amply justifies the belief, entertained by the producers when the work was brought out, that the presentation of a series of the unrivalled illuminated pages of the Book of Kells, in their actual colours, would be regarded as a welcome supplement to such previously published works on the same subject as contained only uncoloured representations; and secondly, it establishes the fact that there are many more persons-outside the world of connoisseurs, archæologists and palæographers-who are interested in the Manuscript itself, its history, and its artistic details, than was popularly believed to be the case.

Since the date of the first issue, some six years of war and the turmoil that follows war apparently put an end to all serious investigations in the domain of Celtic palæography. No new light, so far as I am aware, has been thrown during those years on any disputed questions relating to the Book of Kells. Consequently there is littl...

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