Exceptional viewing of the St Albans Psalter

Until 24 January 2010 in Hildesheim, Germany

Produced in the great English scriptorium at St Albans Abbey in the 12th century, the St Albans Psalter is the finest flower of the English Romanesque. Richly gilded on every page, with luminous painted biblical scenes and depictions of the lives of the saints, and an extraordinary cycle of 46 full-page miniatures of the Life of Christ, it is a work of extraordinary devotion and sublime creativity.

Now housed in the Dombibliothek (Cathedral Library) of Hildesheim, Germany, the manuscript's binding has been removed for conservation purposes, providing a unique opportunity for the public to view a selection of leaves from the manuscript alongside one another. The exhibition is open until 24 January 2010. For more information, click here.

By special arrangement with distinguished fine art publishers Müller and Schindler, 50 copies of their magnificent facsimile have been reserved exclusively for Folio Society members - only 20 of these remain. You can find out more about the facsimile here.

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