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You will find lots of information about the highest quality facsimile publications from important original material held in the collections of libraries and museums around the world. These limited edition publications are available for purchase by institutions and private collectors.


Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida & the Bahama Islands

Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida & the Bahama Islands The first facsimile edition of Catesby's original watercolour drawings of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, Insects & Plants 1712-1726 which are held in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle are published in four leather-bound volumes to mark the 300th anniversary of Catesby's arrival in the New World.


Bound volumes will be on display at prestigious museums and galleries across the United States in South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and San Francisco, CA, as well as at the Smithsonian in Washington, and Lloyd Museum, Cincinnati. These will take place from the middle of April 2015 and continue until the beginning of May. They will also be on show in the United Kingdom during the first half of May

Tuesday 14th April - 5.30 pm  at Smithsonian Libraries,
Open to Public.

Friday, April 17 – 6-7:30 pm - Grolier Club Exhibition Hall, 47 East 60th Street. Reservation required.

Sunday, April 19 - 2:00 pm at Lloyd Museum & Library/Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, OH Reservation required

Tuesday, April 21 – 3 to 6:00 pm at Wilton House Museum, Richmond, VA  Reservation required

Thursday, April 23 - 3:00 pm at The Sandcastle, Kiawah Island Community Association, Kiawah Island SC  Kiawah Island Property Owners Only

Friday, April 24 – 6 to 8:00 pm at Charleston Library Society, Charleston, SC   Reservation required

Monday, April 27 – 5:30 pm at Wormsloe Plantation, Savannah, GA.  By invitaion

Wednesday, April 29 - 7:15 pm at Georgia Center for the Book at DeKalb County Public Library, Atlanta, GA  Reservation required

Thursday, April 30 - 5:00 pm at California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA  Reservation required

Tuesday, May 19 – 5:30 pm at Linnean Society of London, London, UK program begins @ 6:00 pm; Burlington House, Piccadilly . Reservation required.

Friday, May 22 – 6 to 8:00 pm at Gainsborough’s House Museum, Sudbury, Suffolk, UK Reservation required


Romance of Alexander:

A magnificent and valuable illuminated manuscript created around 1420's and now housed in the British Library. A facsimile of the Romance of Alexander will be published in mid 2014, in a limited edition of 680 hand-numbered copies, enabling you to enjoy the same manuscript which Henry VIII once prized. For further details and to view some of the rich imagery see Romance of Alexander page.

Thinking of publishing a rare manuscript?

Addison Publications also take on commissions to photograph, design, print and bind facsimiles of important and rare books. We have extensive experience in the handling and publishing of ancient and treasured manuscripts and the team have worked on many major publications for libraries and private individuals over the years, including the famous 11th Century Domesday Book. Please contact us if you would like to hear more.