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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Exhibition of the original and the facsimile in the Diözesanmuseum Osnabrück

Singen wie die Engel.
Der Codex Gisle – Eine mittelalterliche Musikhandschrift aus dem Kloster Rulle

Diözesanmuseum Osnabrück
Domhof 12, 49074 Osnabrück
Still open until Mai 31, 2015

The exhibition shows The Golden Gradual of Gislea von Kerssenbrock. Seize the opportunity and admire the original of one of the most beautifully decorated music manuscripts from the Middle Ages while leafing through the true-to-the-original fine art facsimile edition by 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.