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Books about High Crosses

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Helen M Roe
The High Crosses of Kells
Meath Arch & Hist Soc, 1975
Secondhand, £13.
This slim book is packed with photographs and descriptions of the scenes carved on the early medieval high crosses at Kells. One of the crosses includes a picture of David playing the harp. Stapled binding, 66 pages. contact me to enquire about availability & postage.

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Hilary Richardson & John Scarry
An Introduction to Irish High Crosses
Mercier Press, 1990
Secondhand, £15.
This excellent book, written by an Irish archaeologist and a photographer from the Irish Office of Works, is an excellent overview of the early medieval Irish high crosses. It is copiously illustrated with many good b/w photos of lots of the crosses, many showing both sides. There are also comprehensive descriptions and lists of the scenes on each cross, and comparisons with other Irish art. contact me to enquire about availability & postage.