(From Lat. fac simile = "Do it similar!") The elaborate reproduction of a manuscript or a (usually early) printed work, which aims to match the original as closely as possible. The reproduction is subject to the writing material, the trimming of the sheets, and the binding.
We have been running a specialist store for facsimiles for over 10 years in Regensburg's Old Town, just opposite the "Schottenportal" of the Romanesque Scots Monastery of St. Jacob at Jakobstraße 6.