The Companion Volume
Each copy of the manuscript will come complete with a companion volume containing a full transcription and translation of every page and a new introduction by Dr. Jeffrey L. Forgeng.
Dr. Forgeng is the Paul S. Morgan Curator at the Higgins Armory Museum in Worchester, Massachusetts. He rediscovered the manuscript lying almost unknown in the Royal Armouries library at the Tower of London and set about translating it. He became the world’s foremost authority on the manuscript and his original work published in 2003 sold out quickly and has been sought after ever since. He now adds nearly a decade of research to that original text.
The companion volume will be 23 x 15 cm and limp sewn with a hard cover. The two volumes are designed to lay flat and with their matching pages open together to make it as easy as possible to match the transcription and translations and to interrogate the text.
Both volumes will be packaged in a burgundy buckram covered solander box. The companion volume will sit in a recess beneath the facsimile copy and the spine of the solander will have a simple leather label with 1.33 gold blocked on it.