Facsimile of the Anglo-Norman Apocalypse

The facsimile publishing company Quaternio Verlag Luzern (website www.quaternio.ch/en) will publish a complete facsimile of CCC MS 20, the Anglo-Norman Apocalypse. It is expected to be published in 2012.

Two photographer from their printing company worked in the Library for three days last week to take the images for the facsimile.

It is particularly specialised work because the gold illuminations are difficult to reproduce.  These pages had to be photographed twice, with different light conditions each time, to capture the gleam of the gold.

The Apocalypse  dates from the early 14th century and a description and the library’s digitised images can be seen here.

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