First Ever Video Series on Facsimile Editions

Ladies and gentlemen, here’s some fresh intel for you! From now own, Facsimile Finder will be featuring the “Take a Break from the Present” video series presenting its facsimile editions. This way you’ll get to leaf through your favorite facsimiles from the comfort of your own home.

On the history of Illuminated Manuscripts and their Facsimiles

  • De Lisle Psalter - Splendor and Devotion
    October 20, 2017
    Take a minute to read this Alumina article about a lavish Gothic masterpiece: De Lisle Psalter. Made in the 14th century, it is a preeminent example of English Gothic illumination.
  • Quaternio Strikes Again – Der Wälsche Gast Facsimile Announced
    October 9, 2017
    Dear book lovers, Quaternio did it again. We must be a little patient but next year the world of facsimiles will be enriched with the facsimile edition of the Der Wälsche Gast.
  • What is a Facsimile: the Story of Faksimile Verlag – part 3
    October 6, 2017
    Welcome to part 3 of the Faksimile Verlag Story where we deal with the definition of the word facsimile and the differente types of "facsimilization", from complete to partial.
  • Falconers feeding hunting birds.
    Hunting with the Emperor Frederick II
    September 29, 2017
    Check out another interesting Alumina article regarding Emperor Frederick II and his passion for the art of falconry to which he even dedicated a treatise!
  • Godescalc Evangelistary Facsimile Edition: from the Scriptorium of Charlemagne to Libraries Worldwide
    September 22, 2017
    One of the most important manuscript commissioned by Charlemagne to celebrate his Empire, the Godescalc Evangelistary is now available in a special library facsimile edition.
  • Facsimiles and the Role of Illuminated Manuscripts: the Story of Faksimile Verlag – part 2
    September 15, 2017
    Welcome back to the second part of the Story of Faksimile Verlag where we discuss how books have been the most significant transmitters of the past. So what are you waiting for? Dive into this interesting reading!
  • Ulysses and Polyphemus
    L’Epistre Othéa by Christine de Pizan
    September 8, 2017
    Why not take a minute to read a brief description of the work of an extraordinary woman and poet? We are talking about Christine de Pizan, author of L'Epistre Othéa and Livre de la Cité des Dames.
  • An Interview with Gunter Tampe
    September 1, 2017
    Dear facsimile lovers, here is a little something for you: an exclusive interview with Gunter Tampe, one of the founders of Quaternio Verlag Luzern and an expert in the field of facsimile production.
  • The Story of Faksimile Verlag, Publisher of Fine Facsimile Editions – part 1
    August 25, 2017
    In the age of digital revolution, facsimile editions make it possible for the reader to stop for a moment, leaving behind the information overload of the everyday life. The facsimile making process thus aims at offering a glimpse of eternity, bringing reading back to its ancient dimension of silence and contemplation. So, sit back and enjoy the story of Faksimile Verlag!
  • A Green Thumb - Pietro Antonio Michiel
    August 18, 2017
    Here is a brief description of Pietro Antonio Michiel's 'Erbario' just for you. The work outlines the botanical sciences of the time providing a number of illustrations, possibly made by the skillful hand of the painter Domenico Dalle Greche.
  • Copper Scroll
    The Making of the Dead Sea Copper Scroll Facsimile Edition
    August 11, 2017
    The only known scroll inscribed on metal, almost 2,000 years ago, has been the protagonist of a long and painstaking facsimile-making process. It took more than 40 years of work on its analysis and restoration, and now, thanks to high-tech tools the facsimile is finally ready. An article written by Facsimile Editions describes the adventure to the discovery of this work of art and the making of its facsimile.