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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

The Irish Light

Peter Cox - The Irish Light - Irish Landscape Photographs

The Irish Light volume with Slipbox

Killarney based photographer Peter Cox published his first book of landscape photography in late 2012.

The Volume is divided between his stunning landscapes and seascapes of Ireland.
Using Kickstarter he funded a limited edition collection of 50 volumes. Handbound in blue Italian calf with buckram sides with silver embossing, and silver tooling on the spine.

Completed Volume
The volume is housed in a buckram bookbox with a Peter Cox original seascape image on the side.
Completed in Early September the collection
sold out prior to launch.
Peters work is available to view in his High St, Killarney, Gallery

Mucros Conservation Bookbinding,Muckross House, Killarney, Co. Kerry,Ireland.
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Gaelic Manuscript

Cín Lae – Gaelic Mauscript


Page prior to repair

We carried out extensive conservation repairs on this manuscript, normally housed in special collections, UCC. Upon completion of  repairs the un bound manuscript was returned for digital imaging.
The diary is an account of the Irish Confederate Wars from the outbreak of rebellion in 1641 until Feb. 1647, written by Tarlach O Mealláin.

Once conservation repairs were completed  the diary was scanned and is now available online on the website - Irish Scripts on Screen.

Rebinding of this manuscript is scheduled for 2013

Mucros Conservation Bookbinding,Muckross House, Killarney, Co. Kerry,Ireland.
Tel: +353 (0) 64 6670151