To read the rest of the Financial Times' article which talks about The Highgrove Florilegium and its place amongst other florilegia in the long history of botanical painting, please click here

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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.


The Highgrove Florilegium...

Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Wellesley, MA. February 12- March 12, 2016.

Massachusetts Horticultural Society is pleased to announce an exhibition of watercolor facsimiles from the Highgrove Florilegium from February 12 through March 12, 2016. The Exhibition is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Exhibition is free and open to the public. In addition to viewing a selection of images from the Highgrove Florilegium, visitors will have the opportunity to view the exquisitely crafted books that contain these beautiful facsimiles. Click here to view Massachusetts Horticultural Society website.

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

ON DISPLAY until 31st January 2016 - in the Alice Milton Gallery, at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA

A selection of images from the facsimile and a Talk & Book-signing on 17th January “The curious – and mysterious – Mister Catesby”   

with Leslie Overstreet, curator of Natural History, Rare Books, Smithsonian Libraries - click here for more information

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, ...More

In 1768 George III acquired the complete Natural History which has remained in Windsor Castle ever since.  .......The Royal Collection have now received its own copy of the facsimile


29th February to 17th April  at  Filoli - Woodside, CA  In the historic House a collection of botanical illustrations from Mark Catesby's Natural History of North America, 1712–1726 will be on display. 

More news about this when Filoli reopens on Tuesday 9th February.

 To quote Dalya Alberge, The Sunday Times: 12 July 2015 on Catesby's Natural History

 Drawn to perfection....    A facsimile of an 18th-century work is thought to be the most expensive book published in Britain today.  ….the first major illustrated book on the natural history of the British colonies of North America, whose original is held in the Royal Collection.

Click here to request an illustrated brochure and full details about how to acquire a copy ofMark Catesby's Natural History of North America.


Magna Carta...

Subscriptions are open for a unique authenticated facsimile of the British
Library Magna Carta manuscript.  This hand cut parchment which more    it is accompanied by a certificate and a copy of Magna Carta: The Foundation of Freedom 1215–2015, a richly illustrated volume, by the acknowledged world authority on the subject, Professor Nicholas Vincent.

Email for further details and a subscription form


The Peterborough Psalter....

will be ready for delivery in January 2016  - place your order now for this 'perfection of Gothic Illuminated Book Art'

 Click here to receive further information and full details about The Peterborough Psalter.



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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.