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...
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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.
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Facsimile Editions: New Publications and Special Offers
Queen Mary Psalter
London (United Kindgom) — Ca. 1310–1320
Incredible 374 gold miniatures of English Gothic and 464 bas-de-page scenes of mythical creatures and aristocratic daily life: One of the finest works of the Middle Ages and today an English state treasure formerly owned by Queen Mary Tudor
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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
Magdeburg (Germany) — Ca. 1210
Golden miniatures as harbingers of the Gothic: a late Romanesque manuscript in the "Channel Style" for the Brandenburg Cathedral treasury glowing with gold and silver
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Treatise on Astrology by Albumazar
Netherlands — ca. 1325–1375
The great work of Albumazar, one of the most famous astronomers of the Orient: the astral mythology of Egypt, Greece, Persia, and India in a magnificently illuminated picture codex
Psalter of Louis the German
Benedictine Abbey of St. Bertin (France) — 9th Century
Created for King Louis the German: a rare example of Franco-Saxon book illumination with interlace initials and splendidly gold-decorated framework typical of Insular art
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
The Très Riches Heures of the Duke of Berry
Paris and/or Bourges (France) — 1410–1416 and 1485–1489
Prayer Book of Elector Maximilian I of Bavaria
Prague (Czech Republic) — 16th century
Officiolum of Francesco da Barberino
Padua (Italy) — 1304–1309
Swiss Chronicle of Wernher Schodoler
Bremgarten (Switzerland) — Between 1510 and 1535
The Book of Punishment and Documents of King Sancho IV the Brave
Spain — Around 1290
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!