A must have for any collector! History: The Kell’s Manuscript is one of the most renowned illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages. Tentatively dated to the year 800 AD, the Book resided at the eponymous Abbey of Kells for many centuries before it was moved, in 1654. The text of the Book is largely taken from the Vulgate, a fourth century Latin translation of the Bible, though it includes several passages derived from the earlier Vetus Latina. It contains the four Gospels. The book was largely sacramental. It would have likely been displayed during Mass, rather than used for close examination. Insular art combined both Celtic and Anglo-Saxon visual elements to create a new hybrid style. Where its contemporary, the Byzantine style, sought to portray realistic three-dimensional forms, the Insular Style saw a flattening of human and animal forms. There was also a new focus on intricate patterning, heavily influenced by elite metalwork of the area. These formal elements can be clearly seen in the dense ornamentation on a majority of the folios in the The Kell’s Manuscript. Our reproduction is of the The Kell’s Manuscript in its entirety. 678 full color pages of this magnificent masterpiece. Reproduction details: This facsimile measures 11.25 inches tall by 9 inches wide and the spine is 4 inches thick. Weight is 9.2 pounds. Our hardcover books are made with 2oz genuine cowhide upholstery leather from a small farm located in the United States. The pages are printed on 67lb cover acid free paper (business card thickness). We use a 4 color digital offset press. Each book is hand sewn by our trained bookbinders using a library binding method. This method will ensure a strong, sturdy, and lasting book for generations to come. We currently have a 4-6 week lead time for all orders. All books will come with a leather of our choice unless otherwise requested. All of our book are hand sewn and made love and care, please realize that we do not import them from China. 100% made in the USA. This item is in the category “Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible”. The seller is “biblio87″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Year Printed: 0800
- Topic: Religion
- Binding: Leather
- Original/Facsimile: Facsimile
- Language: Irish
- Place of Publication: Ireland
- Special Attributes: 1st Edition, Collector’s Edition, Limited Edition