On the history of Illuminated Manuscripts and their Facsimiles

A Comedy in Search of an Author

Fans of Dante's Divine Comedy, we have little treat for you: enjoy this short reading about the Ms. 1002 held in the Biblioteca Angelica.

The Facsimile and the Manuscript

Check out this interesting article written by Brownyn Stocks evaluating the importance of facsimiles in occasion of an exhibition held at Monash University.

Grimani Breviary – Forbidden Fruit

Check out this article on the Grimani Breviary, an outstanding work of Flemish tradition, that only a few lucky people got to see!

Vienna’s Trionfi

Check out this article about one of the most beloved Italian poets, Francesco Petrarch, considered to be the founder of Humanism. What are you waiting for? Start reading!

Gems of the Middle Ages: the story of Faksimile Verlag – part 10

The Duke of Berry had one of the most incredible libraries of the Middle Ages, which housed books regarded as precious gems from medieval times. Nowadays, thanks to facsimile editions, every book lover can potentially own a part of this marvelous collection, together with other books of inestimable historical and artistic value. Want a peek?

Lindisfarne Gospels: a 13-century-old Masterpiece

Dear fellow book lovers, just yesterday we have launched our latest video part of the "Take a Break from the Present", this time regarding the Lindisfarne Gospels. If you want to know more about this manuscript, read on!

Treasures of the Past: the Story of Faksimile Verlag – part 9

Illuminated medieval manuscripts are to be considered as real and unique treasures of the past: facsimile editions have made it possible to actually have these magnificent works of art faithfully reproduced and easily accessible, to the great delight of scholars, bibliophiles, and layman but passionate readers.

Bedford Hours – Unanswered Questions

You have probably heard of the Bedford Hours; many questions about this manuscript remain unanswered, so why not take the time to find out what mysteries linger on this beautifully illuminated codex?

Valenciennes Apocalypse

Did you know that the Valenciennes Apocalypse is the oldest illustrated manuscript of the Apocalypse that has come down to us? Check out this Alumina article for more information!