The book of kells, which eclipsed all other artistic and cultural achievements of the. The gospel texts are prefaced by other texts, including canon tables, or concordances of gospel passages common to two or more of the evangelists. While not a page by page reproduction, the fullpage, fullcolor portraits show the book of kells at its finest. However, the facsimile provides a perfect replica of all 680 pages of the. A fullcolor replica of the book of kells will be available to view in the trinitys long room library, one of the worlds most beautiful libraries. An illustrated introduction to the manuscript in trinity college, dublin second edition by bernard meehan feb 17, 1995. The first time i saw an illustration from the book of kells, in an art history class, i fell in love.
This decision has been made to protect the health and safety of our visitors and the university community. A replica of the book of kells worth 15,000 has been stolen in co meath. The book of kells is an illuminated manuscript gospel book in latin, containing the four. The 12thcentury writer gerald of wales, in his topographia hibernica, described seeing a great gospel book in kildare which many have since assumed was the book of kells. Find the book of kells reproductions from the manuscript in trinity college dublin by henry, francoise at biblio. The illfated celtworld heritage centre, which opened in tramore, county waterford in 1992, included a replica of the book of kells. Sgt dean kerins, a garda crime prevention officer in co meath. The manuscript will be removed on monday to allow for conservation works to its display room in the old library. This beautiful slipcased book has fullsized photographs in color of every page in the original book of kells, plus interesting and explanative text, and lots of closeups of the fantastic interlace designs. Book of kells to be replaced with replica until march 2020 the. Meath, ireland, the book was brought there after the monastic community on iona.
This is a precautionary measure to minimise the spread of covid19. Book of kells around 800 monastery of iona united kingdom manuscript. The book of kells holds a special place in the history of western art as a crowning achievement of the insular manuscript tradition. Book of kells removed from public display through march. Valuable replica of book of kells stolen from co meath church.
Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. The book of kells will be taken out of the old library from next monday until march 2020 to allow for conservation works on the display area in. A fullcolor replica of the book of kells will be available to view in the trinitys long room library, one of the worlds most beautiful libraries, which houses over 250,000 early printed. The illumination, range of colors, intricate designs. Meath, ireland, the book was brought there after the monastic community on iona fled raids in the early ninth century. This book contains the harmony of the four evangelists according to jerome, where for almost every page there are different designs, distinguished by varied colours.
Created in the years around 800, it survived viking raids and the theft of its jeweled covers. The book of kells contains the four gospels in latin based on the vulgate text which st jerome completed in 384ad, intermixed with readings from the earlier old latin translation. We wish to inform you that the book of kells and old library exhibition will temporarily close to visitors until further notice. Book of kells removed from public display through march irishcentral. The book of kells replica at the drury court hotel dublin.1340 1368 194 1309 623 333 311 1400 1374 1528 958 1423 584 630 1392 550 887 409 112 1255 946 1348 1496 1493 1644 464 131 525 3 879 796 209 237 206 213