The Folio Society reproduces ‘The Bayeux Tapestry’ in a limited edition Scroll Box

A Folio Society limited edition

The Bayeux Tapestry

By special permission of the City of Bayeux and the Bayeux Museum, the first continuously printed reproduction of the Bayeux Tapestry

The Bayeux Tapestry is without parallel anywhere in the world. Nearly a millennium since the Tapestry’s original production, The Folio Society has now created the first truly successful reproduction of this spectacular and complex artefact.

Presenting the Tapestry at 60% of its actual size in a custom-made scroll box – allowing for fluid, uninterrupted viewing –  The Bayeux Tapestry is available in a limited edition of 480 copies, each numbered and accompanied by a certificate of limitation.

43 metres long, and printed on mica-coated paper with astonishing detail and fidelity to the original, the scroll box comes fully assembled, with separate attachable legs. It is operated manually by handles set in the front of the box.

Set in a hardwood frame, the shatterproof glass through which the scroll is viewed is lead-free for maximum colour fidelity.

Scroll box dimensions: height 75 cm (29.˝); width 87 cm (34.˝); depth 50 cm (19.˝)

Depicting the events that culminated in William of Normandy’s victory over Harold Godwinson, the last Saxon king of England, at Hastings on 14 October 1066, its 70 metres of embroidered cloth are not only a work of breath-taking beauty and craftsmanship, but represent the most sophisticated continuous visual narrative ever produced before the invention of cinematography.

 The Tapestry contains 632 human figures, 202 horses, 55 dogs, 505 other creatures (real and mythological), 37 buildings (including the earliest depiction of Westminster Abbey), 41 ships and nearly 2,000 Latin letters – a staggering achievement. Its peerless contribution to our understanding of one of modern European history’s founding conflicts, and of the world in which these events unfolded, has earned the Bayeux Tapestry a place on UNESCO’s Memory of the World register.

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