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Facsimiles of Prized Manuscript to Be Sold

Associated Press

A color facsimile of the ancient Book Of Kells, one of the world’s most prized religious manuscripts, is to be published in a limited edition of 1,500 copies, which will retail at about $10,000 each.

Publishers Faksimile-Verlag of Lucerne, Switzerland, will pay Dublin’s Trinity College an undisclosed sum for the right to publish a facsimile of the 680-page book that the college has held since the 1660s, school officials said late Tuesday.

Dating from the 9th Century, the book is named after the Irish village of Kells where it originated.


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