• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fac-simile fak-sim′i-lē an exact copy, as of handwriting, a coin, &c
    • adj Fac-simile exactly corresponding
    • v.t Fac-simile to make a fac-simile of, to reproduce
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In literature:

I will produce to you a fac simile of both coat and cap.
"The Trial of Charles Random de Berenger, Sir Thomas Cochrane," by William Brodie Gurney
One of his best pictures contains this fac-simile of the tap-room, with its guests and furniture.
"Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3)" by Shearjashub Spooner
There are fac-similes of agreements between the great publisher and his geniuses.
"The Bibliotaph" by Leon H. Vincent
He started when he saw the wig block and wig, the fac-simile of the one he wore on his head.
"Marmaduke Merry" by William H. G. Kingston
The picture here given is a fac-simile of the venerable relic itself.
"Tea Leaves" by Various
To return to the republished Magazine; it is not only a republication, but, as I have said, it professes to be a fac-simile.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 62, No. 384, October 1847" by Various
Fac-simile of the Papyrus of Ani, etc., notes by P. Le Page Renouf.
"Scarabs" by Isaac Myer
A looking-glass could not render a better fac-simile.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
The one, however, may be fairly considered as a {38} fac-simile of the other.
"Notes and Queries, Number 33, June 15, 1850" by Various
Perhaps also all the worlds, both above and below us, are fac-similes of our own.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan
The twelve months' work on the plate before him demonstrated this; the plate was perfect; the counterfeit an absolute fac-simile.
"A Young Man in a Hurry" by Robert W. Chambers
With Portraits, Vignettes, and Fac-simile.
"Notes and Queries, Number 219, January 7, 1854" by Various
I should desire to see it executed not as a fac-simile, but improved by good modern artists.
"Notes and Queries, Number 195, July 23, 1853" by Various
There are on board copies of the charts that Columbus used, and fac-similes of his nautical instruments.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
With portraits, fac-similes, etc.
"The Children of the World" by Paul Heyse
Copies or Fac-similes of other Old Newspapers.
"Notes and Queries, Number 229, March 18, 1854" by Various
With Illustrations and Fac-similes.
"What Gunpowder Plot Was" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
With 10 Full-page Fac-simile Reproductions of Original Drawings by HELEN O'HARA.
"British Goblins" by Wirt Sikes
Reproduced in Quaritch's Fac-similes of Book-Binding.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 1 of 3)" by Various
With two Portraits on Steel, fac-simile of Handwriting, and nineteen Wood Engravings.
"A History of Philosophy in Epitome" by Albert Schwegler