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Voynich Manuscript Facsimile, Taking the World by Storm

The wait is over: Spanish publisher Siloé of Burgos announced the production of 898 facsimile replicas of the Voynich Manuscript, possibly one of the most obscure texts there ever was.

On the history of Illuminated Manuscripts and their Facsimiles

  • Voynich Manuscript Facsimile, Taking the World by Storm
    September 9, 2016
    The wait is over: Spanish publisher Siloé of Burgos announced the production of 898 facsimile replicas of the Voynich Manuscript, possibly one of the most obscure texts there ever was.
  • Mapping the End of the World
    January 14, 2016
    A brief discussion of the maps in Huntington Library HM 83, a fifteenth-century manuscript made in Lübeck, Germany, which show in stages what was thought would happen to the world during the Apocalypse.
  • Christmas in the Sistine Chapel: the Missal of the Nativity
    December 23, 2015
    Christmas is coming, and we would like to celebrate it with the history of the extraordinary Missal of the Nativity.
  • Pierre Sala Back to Lyon, 500 Years Later
    November 3, 2015
    From now until the 25 January, "Pierre Sala’s Little Book of Love" is on display in the "Lyon Renaissance Arts et Humanisme" exhibition in the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon.
  • The World for a King: Pierre Desceliers’ Map of 1550
    October 20, 2015
    A brief look at Pierre Desceliers’ world map of 1550, made for Henry II of France, and one of the most beautiful maps to have survived from the Renaissance.
  • The Winchester Psalter
    Miniature Cycle
    October 14, 2015
    Selected excerpts from the commentary by Kristine Edmondson Haney on the Winchester Psalter and its famous miniature cycle, a true masterpiece of English Romanesque illumination.
  • Definition of Facsimile: What is a Facsimile Edition?
    October 9, 2015
    Following the invention of fax machines, the original meaning of the word facsimile was somewhat lost. However, allow us to shed a bit of light on the more specific meaning of widely-used word that gives name to a very special type of publication.
  • Decoding Manuscripts’ DNA with the Help of Commentaries
    October 8, 2015
    Faksimile Verlag explains us why commentary volumes are so important and how facsimiles enrich the fields of codicology, paleography, and art history.
  • Goodbye, Lisi!
    June 9, 2015
    Today I learned that Lisi Oliver passed away. I met her in Kalamazoo and Baton Rouge, and I’ll miss her.
  • Codex Gisle - Gradual of Gisela von Kerssenbrock, now available
    May 3, 2015
    The Codex Gisle is finally available! To celebrate this amazing facsimile, we're happy to publish an article by Judith Oliver, author of "Singing with Angels", a book entirely devoted to the beautiful gradual illuminated by Gisela von Kerssenbrock. Thanks, Judy!