We specialise in making facsimiles of the most beautiful, rare and difficult-to-reproduce works. Established in 1980, our very first facsimile was one of the largest and most complex ever published. In the ensuing years we have continuously pushed the boundaries in terms of detail, materials, authenticity and intricacy.

An illustration on folio 167r of the Alba Bible © 2021 Facsimile Editions Limited

We specialise in making facsimiles of the most beautiful, rare and difficult-to-reproduce works. Established in 1980, our very first facsimile was one of the largest and most complex ever published. In the ensuing years we have continuously pushed the boundaries in terms of detail, materials, authenticity and intricacy.

Facsimile creation spurs the development of innovative new processes and materials. Our unique paper is the closest to real parchment ever made. We pioneered the reproduction of raised gold illumination without embossing, were the first to reproduce a scribe’s pricking and our bindings reflect an extraordinary level of realism. Every facsimile is the product of research, development and intense attention to detail.

Our first facsimile, the Bodleian Library's magnificent Kennicott Bible  © Copyright 2021Facsimile Editions Ltd
Our first facsimile, the Bodleian Library's magnificent Kennicott Bible  © Copyright 2021Facsimile Editions Ltd

Facsimile creation spurs the development of innovative new processes and materials. Our unique paper is the closest to real parchment ever made. We pioneered the reproduction of raised gold illumination without embossing, were the first to reproduce a scribe’s pricking and our bindings reflect an extraordinary level of realism. Every facsimile is the product of research, development and intense attention to detail.

The Song of Songs binding with 1,000 individually cut pieces of finest goatskin © Copyright 2021 Facsimile Editions Limited

Leading museums, libraries and private collectors commission work from us. Whether a single copy of a 13th century manuscript, tiny fragments of papyrus, a scroll on copper, or an intricate contemporary manuscript with a thousand-piece marquetry binding, all our projects are completed with the same dedication to excellence.

Exquisitely illuminated leaves make treasured gifts.

Exquisitely illuminated leaves are a treasured gift, whether to mark a special occasion or simply to frame. Each leaf is mounted and presented together with a description of the manuscript.

Exquisitely illuminated leaves are a treasured gift, whether to mark a special occasion or simply to frame. Each leaf is mounted and presented together with a description of the manuscript.

Exquisitely illuminated leaves make treasured gifts.
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Our work is collected and commissioned by many of the world’s leading libraries.

Illumination from the 15th century Alba Bible  © Copyright 2021 Facsimile Editions Limited