|ISBN:||0500271925 9780500271926 0500233268 9780500233269|
|描述：||96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm|
|内容：||Captions to the plates --
Introduction to the Book of Kells --
Eight colour plates selected from the Preliminaries --
The continental background of Latin and learning --
The island traditions --
Forty colour plates, including enlargements of details, selected from the Gospels --
The scribes and their texts --
The illumination and the artists --
The history of the manuscript.
|責任：||selected and introduced by Peter Brown.|
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.