Book of Kells
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Book of Kells an album of thirty-six colour slides, with an introductory note

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Published by The Library, Trinity College in Dublin .
Written in English


  • Decoration and ornament, Celtic,
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts -- Specimens

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Edition Notes

ContributionsO"Sullivan, William
The Physical Object
Pagination2 pts. in box ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14578723M

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