Book of Kells.

Title:
Book of Kells.
Library:
Trinity College Library
Language:
Latin, Middle Irish
City:
DUBLIN, Ireland
Shelf Mark:
Ms. 58 (A.1.6)
Alternate Names:
Evangeliorum Quattuor Codex Cenannensis -- Codex Cenanensis - Codex Kenanensis -- Codes Kenannensis -- Columcille Gopels.
Origin:
Iona (?), an Irish monastery off the west coast of Scotland.
Dimensions:
340 folios -- ca. 330 x 250 mm.
Date Description:
ca. 800
Content:
Preliminaries including Eusebian Tables (ff. 1v-6r), glossaries (ff. 1r, 26), Breves Causae and Argumenta (out of sequence, ff. 8r-25v) --Text of the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John I-XVII,13 (ff. 28v-339v) -- Irish charters (ff. 6v, 7r, 27r). note: the manuscript was damaged, repaired and rebound several times -- folios are missing -- some pages are unfinished --
Hand:
Insular Majuscule -- some Insular Minuscule.
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
Eusebian Canon tables -- many full-page illuminations: Christ, Mary, evangelists (some are missing) , evangelist symbols, carpet pages, temptation of Christ -- the text pages all have decorations (animalsl, flowers, people) --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Oversize ND 3359 .B644 B471 1950 v.1-v.3 Non-Circulating and Special Collections Rare Books Oversize ND 3359 .B644 B471 v.1-v.3 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete photographic reproduction in two volumes of the entire manuscript -- Monochrome, with many color plates -- A wide margin surrounds each printed folio.
Publication Date:
1950
Place of Publication:
Bern, Switzerland.
Publisher:
Urs Graf Verlag.
Printer:
Otto Walter Ltd, Olten, Switzerland (Color printing and binding).
Notes:
Color photography and Blocks: F. Schwitter Ltd, Basle, Switzerland -- Monochrome Photography: Fine Art Engravers Ltd, London -- Heliogravure: Funke & Saurenmann and W. Stierli, Zurich, Switzerland. Commentary by Ernest Henry Alton and Peter Meyer
Type of Text:
Biblical, documents, Gospel Book, liturgical, New Testament, religious, vernacular