The Stars and the Stones: Ancient Art and Astronomy in Ireland
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Thames and Hudson
Date Published: 1984
Edition: First American edition
Book Id: 45210
208pp. Octavo [24.5 cm] Brown cloth-effect paper over boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine, and a gilt stamped vignette on the front cover. With 300 illustrations in one and two colors. Very good, in a very good dust jacket.
From the dust jacket- "Like the flash of light that Martin Brennan saw deep in the recesses of Cairn T, in the Loughcrew Mountains of Ireland, this book brilliantly illuminates part of our prehistoric heritage that has for long been shrouded in darkness and mystery. Built over 5,000 years ago, the megalithic monuments of Ireland with their spectacular art have baffled scientists for generations. Now, through patient and extensive fieldwork, Mr. Brennan sets that ancient tradition in the astronomical and ritual context for which it was intended."