The Book of Kells. Described by Sir Edward Sullivan (1912)

Author: Edward Sullivan

Book ID: 66471

Price: 165.00

The Book of Kells. Described by Sir Edward Sullivan, Bart., & Illustrated with Twenty-Four plates in Colour. London: The Studio Ltd., 1914. First Edition. Pp, 34, [36], uncut, top edge in gilt .Folio. Bound in quarter vellum, marbled boards. Title lettered in gilt along spine. Light spotting to title page, otherwise a fine bright copy.

One of the most splendid & beautifully Illustrated books of the Middle Ages, The Book of Kells has fascinated generations of artists and historians. This descriptive manual was the first attempt to reproduce the colouring of the illuminations and was well reviewed.

Sir Edward Sullivan politician and lord chancellor of Ireland, was born 10 July 1822 at Mallow, Co. Cork. 

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