The Winchester Psalter Miniature Cycle

Limited to 980 hand-numbered copies

A medieval masterpiece, from the collection of the BritishLibrary, presented in facsimile along with a commentary by Kristine Edmondson Haney.

Limited Edition

One of the first true masterpieces of medieval manuscript illumination, The Winchester Psalter is a jewel of the collection amassed by the great antiquarian Sir Robert Cotton (1570-1631), which formed the basis of the British Library. This 12th-century manuscript is justly famous for the cycle of miniatures depicting scenes from the Old Testament, the lives of Christ and the Virgin Mary, and the Second Coming and Last Judgement, which precede the text of the Book of Psalms. Inspiring, edifying and terrifying in equal measure, the miniatures of The Winchester Psalter represent the pinnacle of English Romanesque manuscript illumination.

Facsimile

Printed on Biberist Furioso with Merida endpapers
Bound in Indian Goatskin
Blocked with 2-colour design by Joe McLaren
Gilded top edge

80 pages

12¾" × 9"

Commentary volume

Typeset in Centaur
Printed on Salzer Wove
Bound in buckram
Blocked on front and spine

100 pages

9½" × 6¼"

Presentation box

Bound in buckram and lined with Merida paper
Blocked on front and spine
Inset label depicting the Harrowing of Hell: Folio 24, top panel

13¾" × 9¾" × 2¼"

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