The Savoy Hours
The most noble fragment of a lost masterpiece


Some of the most imposing names in French bibliophily—the Duke of Berry’s, above all, along with his older brother, the French king Charles V—are associated with the Savoy Hours. This manuscript began a bibliophilic competition between the two brothers, to whom we are indebted for the most beautiful medieval books of hours.

 

 

The documentation kit with its leave from the fine art facsimile edition offers you a foretaste – just have a look at it.

The Breslau Psalter
The Most Beautiful Manuscript of the Fitzwilliam Museum

This is one of the most imposing and sumptuous Psalters to survive from the Middle Ages. The Breslau Psalter exemplifies the movement of artists and styles across medieval Europe. The volume was produced around 1265 in Breslau, Silesia, by a team of German scribes and Silesian illuminators, but an Italian artist made a brilliant guest appearance.

 

 

Discover an entirely fresh, varied and exhilarating medieval imagery melding various influences and traditions of European book illumination into a harmonious whole.

The documentation kit with its three leaves from the fine art facsimile edition offers you a foretaste.

The Passau Evangelary
The Romanesque Art of Manuscript Illumination in Gold and Silver

Around 1170–1180, an extraordinary liturgical manuscript was produced in Passau (southeast Bavaria); it is one of the most beautiful Romanesque manuscripts from medieval Germany: the Passau Evangelary. Its miniatures and initials gleam with gold and silver, and its precious colours glow intensely.

 

 

Quaternio Editions Lucerne has uncovered a true treasure in the Passau Evangelary. It is nearly the only surviving evidence of the artistically outstanding, autonomous tradition of manuscript illumination in Passau during the Romanesque period. In this facsimile edition of the Passau Evangelary, the great art of the 12th century comes alive. Dive into the visual world of a fascinating epoch!

The documentation kit with its four-page section from the fine art facsimile edition offers you a foretaste.

Ask for your advantageous prepayment price valid until December 31, 2016.

A "royal" fine art facsimile edition from Lucerne:
The Sobieski Hours

The Bedford Master was one of the most prominent French Gothic illuminators and his work enthuses art historians and admirers of illuminated manuscripts worldwide. A unique Gothic book of hours from his workshop is preserved in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle: the Sobieski Hours.

This magnificent manuscript was produced in Paris at the zenith of Gothic illumination, and has been kept for two centuries in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle. It is part of the British Royal Collection, which Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, preserves for the British nation. Now, working in close collaboration with the Royal Library, Quaternio Lucerne will be able to provide access to this unusual manuscript in the form of a faithful facsimile edition.

 

 

The Sobieski Hours contains 60 full-page miniatures and more than 400 narrative scenes, as well as an illuminated border on all four sides of every text page. It is a major undertaking to reproduce the superb palette of the 234 folios of the original. Particular attention is being given to reproducing the different types of gold decoration: laid and powdered gold, and the minute patterns incised with a fine point on details such as haloes.

Discover the most fascinating of French Gothic illuminated manuscripts! Imagine it for yourself by ordering and previewing the informative documentation kit, which contains three full-sized leaves from the fine art facsimile edition, for fourteen days.

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To all lovers of Calligraphy and Drawing:
Discover for the first time the Gothic Alphabet of Mary of Burgundy

 

Elegant, ornamental lettering and the most delightful drawings join with medieval epigrams to constitute the irresistible charm of Mary of Burgundy’s 48-page calligraphy book.

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