Book Talk and Open House: The Production and Meaning of Medieval Manuscript Facsimiles

Sponsored by Stanford University Libraries


Monday, March 11, 2019
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Please mark your calendars for this upcoming book talk and open house. Giovanni Scorcioni, founder of, is a bookseller and publishing consultant specializing in facsimile editions of medieval manuscripts. On display at the Open House will be recently-published works and examples of upcoming facsimiles.

In his talk, Giovanni will address the nature and definition of medieval manuscript facsimiles; the materials and techniques used in their production; how facsimiles themselves have changed in the last 50-100 years and their role in an increasingly digital environment; the underlying factors that affect which facsimiles are created and why; and much, much more about the world of facsimiles.

The Open House will take place from 10:00AM to 1:00PM, and Giovanni's talk will start at 11:00AM.

Figure caption: Image from the Divina Commedia Parigi-Imola facsimile (to be published by Castel Guelfo:
Imago, 2021). Photo courtesy of

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Admission is free and open to all.