Created in Britain and Ireland between the seventh and tenth centuries, these manuscripts offer a brilliantly illuminated copy of the four Gospels with full-page illustrations of Christ, the Virgin, and the Evangelists, and a wealth of smaller decorative paintings that seem to have little to do with the sacred text. 58 illustrations, 48 in color.

Book of Kells 1989, Thames & Hudson

ISBN-13: 9780500271926

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The Book of Kells 1980, Alfred A. Knopf

ISBN-13: 9780394739601

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