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The Book of Kells: Animal Notecards

Thames & Hudson Gift


Trinity College Library (Author)

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A collection of 16 notecards featuring a selection of animals from the Book of Kells.

The Book of Kells is a masterpiece of western calligraphy, undoubtedly the finest remaining example of an illuminated manuscript, and one of the most important surviving artifacts from medieval Europe. Named after the Abbey of Kells, some forty miles north of Dublin, where it was held for centuries, the Book of Kells was produced around the year 800 CE, probably in both Scotland and Ireland. It is a text of the four Gospels in Latin, employing expert calligraphy and decoration, rare colors, and other embellishments that make it a true work of art.

Paying homage to the incredible beauty of the Book of Kells, this collection of sixteen notecards features a selection of animals found within its pages.

Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • September 2016
  • ISBN 978-0-500-42048-5
  • 5 × 6.5 in / 16 pages
  • Sales Territory: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.

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