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[Bible, Four Gospels].
Evangeliorum Quattuor Codex Cenannensis - The Book of Kells.
1950. Bern: Urs-Graf Verlag, 1950-51. 3 vols., large thick folio, vols. I & II with collotype plates throughout + 48 tipped-in color plates reproducing the codex; Vol. III with introductory & explanatory text. Vols. 1 and 2 in original stiff vellum over boards, vol. 3 quarter vellum and boards, Ex-Vatican Library copy with markings. § 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. A truly noble copy of a noble book.
Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller [U.S.A.]

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