. The Alternative to Facsimiles .
We develop medieval Reproduction Bibles in English that are richly decorated in vibrant color, and with some illuminated in real gold. We do not develop facsimiles, which are typically in Latin licensed to niche publishers from libraries or museums. Medieval manuscript Bibles, which were produced prior to the printing press, took three years and longer to complete. Though we live in a digital age, developing a Reproduction Bible from the ground up also takes time, because our work is carefully researched, prototyped, and then painstakingly finished by hand. Our Bibles are readable and intended for everyone willing to invest in the book of books for their library - the Bible.
Experience the impact of the Romanesque period by helping us to underwrite our efforts by ordering an 11”x 17” (27.94 cm by 43.18 cm) page on board featuring the opening to the book of Exodus modeled upon the Winchester Bible and richly illuminated by hand in 23.5 k gold leaf. As seen in the double matt, this is a limited and numbered edition of just 500. Your purchase of this museum quality item for $100 ensures that our work moves along. The page from Exodus reflects the apex of the Anglo Norman artistic achievement between the Second and Third Crusades in England. Henry of Blois was it patron, and there is a pretty good chance that Richard the Lionhearted had opportunity to appreciate the masterpiece that is the Winchester Bible.
. Medieval Bibles .
Some say that they were Dark Ages. Where the light of the good book shined, the middle ages were illuminated in gold. The church secured a foothold amidst warrior kingdoms. And the Vikings, the Muslims, the Magyars, and the Mongols waged ongoing assaults on Western culture - hence the darkness of the age. For about three hundred years, European Christians shared the same prayer: "From the fury of the Norsemen, God deliver us." But, as it is written, the streets of the New Jerusalem are paved with gold. Our spiritual forefathers knew what that meant. The path to the heavenly city as described in the Bible was illuminated. Christendom held the light of the Gospel while outside the gates were thieves, liars, and murderers in need of redemption ... or condemnation. The prayers were answered, and the Vikings converted.
. Authentic .
Our Reproduction Bibles do not come with verse numbers, because numbering sentences and clauses in the Bible appear in a much later period than the Bibles we produce. Our Reproduction Bibles are meant to be read chapter by chapter and, for those, who are quite familiar with the Bible, read as entire narratives. Moreover, our Reproduction Bibles are published with the all of the books in the order in which they appeared. Also, there are no foot notes, study guides, or cross references. Our Reproduction Bibles are meant to be read aloud or read in private as was the case thousands of years ago.
. Value .
A large format Reproduction Bible is a luxury item too hold, to read, and to browse. The history of richly embellished Bibles is a study in itself. Everything about them seeks to produce the best in service of God and the community of faith. Each era in Western history has experienced tensions between austerity and luxury. They took years to produce, Highly skilled scribes, artists, and illuminators contributed. Whether for your personal collection or as a bequest to your faith community of worship, we exist to produce Reproduction Bibles as treasured investments that underscore the values of our Western heritage.
. Renaissance & Reformation Period Bibles .
Our planned Renaissance and Reformation period Bibles will be developed from the ground up. Some of our Reformation period Bibles are superb facsimiles produced by others where we step in as a Value Added Reseller by providing a hand crafted period binding in real leather - the way a real Bible of value is produced. See our 1611 King James Bible Facsimile in Period Binding.