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The Bedford Hours - September Offer 2020

The Bedford Book of Hours is a masterpiece of the art of illumination. Addison Publications has the perfect facsimile edition, with commentary volume, currently available at a special price. The original book, given to Henry VI on the occasion of his coronation by Anne of Burgundy, is kept in the British Library. Addison has just two copies remaining of this remarkable book.

The book is bound in red velvet and closed with gilded clasps.


New to Addison Publications

The Briçonnet Hours: a Renaissance Treasure 


The Briçonnet Hours is illuminated with an 'astonishing gallery' of full-page miniatures, composed to appear as panel paintings, complete with trompe l'oeil frames. All twenty-five miniatures are alive with colour and detail, featuring skilled representations of figures set against architectural perspective and landscape. The Hours is a 15c treasure, painted by the master Jean Poyer of Tours, most likely at the request of Guillaume Briçonnet (d.1514) Secretary of the Treasury of France. The original manuscript is kept at the Teylers Museum of Haarlem, and Addison Publications is proud to be able to present this perfect facsimile as a limited edition. See our Illuminated Manuscripts for this and other masterpieces of history and art.


Oxford Fine Press Book Fair 2020

November 28 & 29 2020

Please note this fair has been postponed from March to November 

More details can be found here

All images of the Transylvania Florilegium ©A.C.Carrick


Modern Masterpieces of Botanical Art  

 - The Shirley Sherwood Collection  

Congratulations to all the artists whose work appeared in this exhibition at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The exhibition was extremely popular and many of the artists featured were contributors to  the Highgrove Florilegium and the Transylvania Florilegium - congratulations to Beverly Allen, Gillian Barlow, Andrew Brown, Gillian Condy, Kate Nessler, Susan Ogilvy, Jenny Phillips, Laura Silburn, Vicki Thomas and Julia Trickey. Jessica Tcherepnine (1938-2019) is also one of the artists whose work was shown in the exhibition.

Image is Roses by Regine Hagedom ©Shirley Sherwood Collection

ASBA 25th Annual Meeting & Conference 2019

Many thanks to Helen Allen and the Chelsea School of Botanical Art for taking the Transylvania Florilegium to the ASBA Conference in Pittsburgh. The Florilegium had many visitors and this beautiful photo was taken by Jo de Magneval.

All images of the Transylvania Florilegium ©A.C.Carrick


The Transylvania Florilegium in Pittsburgh


The ASBA 25th Annual Meeting and Conference was held 17th - 19th October at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, with the Transylvania Florilegium on display to visitors.

More information about the event can be found here

Image shown is Crocus banaticus by John Pastoriza Piñol ©A.G.Carrick Ltd

The Transylvania Florilegium at the British Book Awards 2019 



The Transylvania Florilegium was shortlisted for Best British Book at the 2019 British Book Design and Production Awards. The Florilegium was nominated by the Pureprint group and all at Addison were proud to be part of the Awards.

Wildflowers of Romania Exhibition in Bucharest



The Wildflowers of Romania Exhibition at the National Art Museum of Romania proved to be so successful that the dates were extended into June. Visitors were able to view the Transylvania Florilegium which was on display as part of the exhibition. If you would be interested in finding out more about this beautiful publication please contact Susan at

Photos courtesy of Irina Neacsu. Thanks to the Romanian Society of Botanical Artists. Images from the Transylvania Florilegium are ©A.G.Carrick.


The Transylvania Florilegium in Bucharest


The Transylvania Florilegium was on display in an exhibition in Bucharest - Wildflowers of Romania.  This was a wonderful opportunity for the book to be seen in the country that is the inspiration and source of its creation.

Wildflowers of Romania

April, May, June 2019

The National Art Museum of Romania  

Kretzulescu Hall Calea Victoriei 49-53



New to Addison - A Medieval Masterpiece

The Breslau Psalter

Exceptionally sumptuous and imposing, the Breslau Psalter is one of the most impressive manuscripts to have survived from the Middle Ages. The original is kept at the world-renowned Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, who say that this ‘Psalter displays the piety, wealth and cosmopolitan tastes of its ducal patrons’. The facsimile is available now at Addison Publications.

The Transylvania Florilegium in the Netherlands

The Transylvania Florilegium was on display at the Museum De Buitenplaats in the exhibition, The Journey of Plants. The exhibition of botanical painting featured work by contributing artists of the Florilegium and ran until the 6th January 2019.

The Transylvania Florilegium at the Paintings of Transylvania Exhibition

 Romanian Cultural Centre

A fundraising event and exhibition was held for Fundatia ADEPT's pioneering work in preserving the traditional landscape of Transylvania. Proceeds from the sale of the book at the exhibition will support ADEPT.

More information about the Fundatia ADEPT is available



The Highgrove Florilegium at Buckingham Palace

 The Summer exhibition 'Prince and Patron' at Buckingham Palace 2018 featured HRH The Prince of Wales's copy of the Highgrove Florilegium which was on display as part of his personal collection.



HRH The Prince of Wales visits the Transylvania Florilegium Exhibition

HRH The Prince of Wales paid a visit to the Romanian Cultural Institute to see the exhibition of watercolours from the Transylvania Florilegium. Addison founders Nigel Frith and Henrietta Pearson showed the book to the Prince, in the company of the illustrator Richard Shirley Smith and RCI President Liliana Țuroiu.

The exhibition of forty original paintings was on display at the Romanian Cultural Institute in Belgrave Square in the summer of 2018.

Transylvania Florilegium Exhibition

by popular demand the exhibition was extended to 31st August.

The Romanian Cultural Institute

1 Belgrave Square



Installation: The Great Union Garden

The Centenary Garden of the Romanian Cultural Institute

Plant display held in Belgrave Square.

The garden celebrated the flora of Romania and was built and designed to complement the Transylvania Florilegium exhibition at the RCI.

'"Good observation" is the hallmark of the year's most handsome and expensive book...

The Transylvania Florilegium with... paintings by master-artists on exquisite paper...

immortalise Transylvanian wildflowers...

texts by professional field botanists ....

each of the  150 limited edition is signed by HRH the Prince of Wales...'

Robin Lane Fox FT Weekend  16/17 December 2017 - House & Home



'The elusive crocus: in a field of its own

on remote Transylvanian hillsides...'

Robin Lane Fox  FT Weekend 21/22 October 2017  - House & Home


RHS Plant and Art Fair 

Addison Publications were delighted to have the opportunity to display the Transylvania Florilegium and the Highgrove Florilegium at the RHS Plant and Art Fair in July 2018

RHS Lindley Hall, SW1P 2QW and RHS Lawrence Hall SW1P 2QD

The Gibbes Museum of Art 2017 Catesby exhibition with works from The Royal Collection

In 2017 The Gibbes Museum of Art held the exhibition Artist, Scientist, Explorer: Mark Catesby in the Carolinas.

Forty four watercolor paintings by  the English artist, scientist and explorer Mark Catesby were generously lent by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II from the British Royal Collection.

The exhibition was a great success and was open for four months from May to September 2017.