During an audience, Christian and Georg Ziereis leaf through a facsimile edition of the Gero Codex with Pope Francis. The Gero Codex is the oldest splendidly illuminated manuscript from the scriptorium of Reichenau Abbey and now a UNESCO Memory of the World...
We give lectures on the subject of facsimiles around the world, like here at the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds, and are partners with universities and libraries all over the world, as well as the highest state, federal, and ministerial authorities ...
We share our knowledge on the history, production and usage of facsimile editions to teachers and students at universities, colleges and technical academies...
We are regular attendees at events such as the annual ARLIS/NA Conference, as seen here in 2019 in Salt Lake City, the "Mormon Capital of the World"...
...such as at the Frankfurt Book Fair, where we have maintained our own stand for years.
Over 1,700 facsimiles of medieval manuscripts have come onto the market in the last 100 years. Their prices range from a few hundred to many thousands of Euros, but how can you stay on top of things and find the "right" facsimile for yourself? We have developed this facsimile guide for you...
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What is a facsimile? The replica of the original, but what exactly has been facsimiled, who produces these facsimiles, and by whom are they purchased? All these questions and more will be answered for you here.
Curious about how facsimiles are made? The production of a facsimile is a complicated, tedious, and cost-intensive process. Here we will break that process down for you and show you the steps that are necessary for the creation of a new facsimile.
Facsimile Editions: New Publications and Special Offers
Paduan Bible Picture Book
Padua (Italy) — End of the 14th century
In the spirit of the frescoes recently created by Giotto in Padua: a unique picture Bible at the transition from late Gothic to early Renaissance with over 500 virtuoso miniatures
Queen Mary Psalter
Probably London (United Kindgom) — ca. 1310-1320
One of the most beautiful works of the Middle Ages and an English state treasure: 374 miniatures of the English Gothic style, often adorned with gold, and 464 bas-de-page scenes of mythical creatures and everyday life of the nobility
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Briçonnet Book of Hours
Tours (France) — ca. 1485
Jean Poyer's masterpiece commissioned by the cardinal and finance minister of the French king: 25 splendid miniatures like panel paintings in one of the most beautiful books of hours of the French Renaissance
Codex Aureus of Echternach
Echternach Abbey (Luxembourg) — 1020–1050
Ramsey Abbey (United Kindgom) — Last quarter of the 13th century
Bible of Federico da Montefeltro
Florence (Italy) — 1476–1478
Quran of Ibn al-Bawwab
Baghdad (Iraq) — Hegira 391 / AD 1000–01
Medical and Astrological Almanac
Southern Alsace (France) — Ca. 1445
Apocalypse of Valenciennes
France or Germany — First quarter of the 9th century
Find Your Perfect Facsimile Edition!
In our store you will find more than 1,700 facsimile editions. There are many ways for you to find YOUR facsimile edition, of course. For example, be inspired by our "specials" or search conveniently by category. We are also happy to help you personally with your search, just contact us!