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Digital Collections - Trinity College Dublin

Digital Collections at Trinity College Dublin provides visitors the opportunity to turn the pages of illuminated manuscripts from afar. For example, readers can view the Book of Kells, comprised of 680 pages hand written in Latin on vellum (calfskin), in a style called "insular majuscule." The book's dimensions are now approximately 12 x 10 inches - the pages were severely trimmed, and the edges gilded, when the Book of Kells was re-bound in the 19th century. Trinity's Digital Collections also maintains an active Facebook presence with regular This Day in History posts. Some recent examples include a cartoon in honor of Johnny Appleseed, "Print 162 of the Robinson Collection of Caricatures, The Irish Gentleman and his Apple Tree"; the score The Magic Harp, by Irish composer Ina Boyle; and, in honor of International Women's Day, a lecture from 1916: "Irish heroines: being a lecture written for and delivered before An Ard Craobh Cumann na mBan, Dublin, during the winter preceding Easter Week, 1916."
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Date of Scout Publication 2015-03-13
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