The Peterborough Psalter –
Magnificent Miniatures and Gilded Gothic Script

Perfect Gothic illumination, tangibly raised gold lettering, a matchless collection of visual typologies, an incomparable interplay of gold and azure ink calligraphy: the content and ornamentation of the Peterborough Psalter is so unique that no other publisher of facsimiles has yet dared to reproduce this manuscript.

Quaternio Lucerne has taken on the challenge—you can already feel the three dimensions of the facsimile in the documentation portfolio, as you run your fingers across the sublime, raised gold calligraphy on the parchment-like paper.

The Peterborough Psalter is so rich in gold ornamentation that it has only been in the exclusive libraries of ruling European houses, from Pope John XXII (1318) to Napoleon (1805). What is it all about? Learn more and order the documentation folder with a four-page facsimile section without any obligation on your part.


Feel the tangibly raised gold calligraphy and admire eight miniatures, the splendid coat-of-arms in gold and silver and the golden initial page – you get all this with the original fine art facsimile double leaf in the documentation folder. Get an idea of the extraordinary quality of this outstanding fine art facsimile edition! Order the documentation folder without any obligation on your part.

Seize the opportunity of the prepayment price: The Speculum Humanae Salvationis from Einsiedeln Abbey –
A Series of 176 Miniatures on Biblical History

In 2014 Quaternio Verlag Luzern is celebrating its fifth anniversary with its tenth facsimile edition! For this occasion Quaternio Verlag Luzern has discovered a very special handwritten treasure in the library of a Swiss abbey.

This is the first time that the more than one-thousand-year-old monastery has opened its gates so that a facsimile could be made of one of its most valuable manuscripts: The Speculum Humanae Salvationis from Einsiedeln Abbey – A Series of 176 Miniatures on Biblical History.

With this edition Quaternio Verlag Luzern is opening a new chapter in the art of facsimiles just in time for its fifth anniversary. Quaternio Verlag Luzern has succeeded in treating the paper used in the facsimile edition so that it reproduces the vibrant, natural character of a parchment book – and the documentation portfolio is your access to a whole new facsimile experience!

Open up the Einsiedeln Speculum and be astounded by one of the most richly illustrated examples of Speculum literature ever: 176 miniatures, abundant gold foliate décor on every page, parchment binding …

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Quaternio Verlag Luzern at the Vienna Book Fair BUCH WIEN

Book Fair Vienna
13 to 16 november 2014
Hall D, Booth 609

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Gespräch mit Dr. Ueli Niederer, Direktor der Zentral- und Hochschulbibliothek Luzern

5 years Quaternio Verlag Luzern, 10 fine art facsimile editions and the first facsimile of a manuscript kept in a Swiss library – Learn more about it in the conversation between Ueli Niederer, Director of the Zentral- und Hochschulbibliothek Luzern, and Quaternio Verlag Luzern.

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The Golden Munich Psalter in the Swiss television

The making of the fine art facsimile edition of the Golden Munich Psalter has been filmed by the Swiss Television station. On March 24, 2011 the report Hohe Kunst der «Fälschung» – wie das Faksimile einer Prachthandschrift entsteht was boadcast in »Kulturplatz« on SF 1.