Celtic Treasury is a celebration of one of the richest and yet least-known civilizations of ancient and early modern Europe.
Celtic jewellery and arms - shields, sword hilts and scabbards - were of gold, silver and bronze, sometimes sumptuously decorated with red enamel, revealing the wealth of the ruling dynasty.
With the spread of Christianity, the monastic communities produced to the glory of God some of the greatest artworks of Western civilization - the marvellous illuminated manuscripts such as the Book of Kells, and refined, graceful metalwork such as the renowned Ardagh Chalice.
Through their art the Celts reveal themselves - mysterious, magical and masters of gold.
1st edition 1996, Hb, 88pp, full colour throughout with and packed with photos of manuscripts and other works of art, 19.8 x 19.6 cm