As with the Book of Kells this is an early handwritten and illuminated version of the Four Gospels . It was made around 720 and since then has had several adventures ~ mainly as a result of Viking raids 150 years later. It now resides ~ safely ~ in the British Museum.
Lindisfarne is a small tidal island off the coast of north-east England. A monastery was established there in the 7th century. They trained missionaries ~ who needed visual aids ~ so a specialist book-making-section was established ~ a scriptorium. The elaborate designs of the many books produced there helped to add marvel to the Christian message that was being spread around. Those involved with its production ~ which would have taken ten years or so ~ are named within it. The artist ~ the binder ~ and the metalworker who produced the original highly and bejewelled and decorated covers. These were subsequently stolen by Viking raiders.
I draw attention to one feature of note in that as well as ornate illumination on the first page ~ first word ~ first letter ~ of any passage ~ each Gospel has its own ~ separate ~ entire page of decoration. These are known as Carpet pages. Enthusiasts will find much more to compare between the two books ~ as have dozens of specialist scholars over the years. Both are regarded as being brilliant masterpieces in similar, and in different, ways.
I read in Wikipedia that 150 calf-skins were used to make the vellum. The folios were gathered into sections of eight pages, and that the basic layout-grid was pricked trhough each section to ensure conitnuity of design. There is a great deal more information there, and in similar sources. There is nothing to be gained by my repeating it here. I am gratefulfor the opportunity to display two of their images, since there is no way for me to be able to see them for myself. There are some interesting digitally-re-coloured versions on the WWW. They emphasize some of features of the intricate iconography.For those interested in other precious books I have notes ~
~ The Book of Kells 
~ St Cuthbert's Gospel  ~ another Lindisfarne product
~ The Great Omar