Lot 78 of 168:
Urs-Graf facsimile of the Book of Kells, copy No. 1, ex-Vatican Library  

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Evangeliorum Quattuor Codex Cenannensis - The Book of Kells


Bern, Switzerland

Urs-Graf Verlag



3 volumes. Vols. I & II with collotype plates throughout + 48 tipped-in color plates reproducing the codex; Vol. III with introductory & explanatory text. 40x30 cm (15¾x11¾"). Vols. I & II in full hard vellum stamped in gilt & black; Vol. III in quarter vellum & boards. No. 1 of 500 copies.

Copy number one of this superb facsimile of the illuminated manuscript Gospel book in Latin, containing the four Gospels of the New Testament, created in a Columbian monastery in either Britain or Ireland c. 800 AD. This copy formerly in the Vatican Library with paper spine labels, some small rubberstamps within. One of the supreme manuscript texts of Christian civilization – superb provenance!

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Lot Amendments

A little shelf wear and normal discoloration to vellum, some soiling to covers of Vol. III; otherwise a fine copy.

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