Addison Publications News
The Transylvania Florilegium in Viscri
Dr John Akeroyd returned to the wildflower meadows of Transylvania along with botanical artist Helen Allen, to teach a special painting course inspired by the Transylvania Florilegium. Dr Akeroyd is quoted in Forbes Magazine: 'The wild flowers of theTransylvania Florilegium are not images of lost riches, but icons of a rural landscape that still combines natural beauty with a living, productive ecosystem. Many of them have disappeared in other parts of Europe and we must be diligent in their protection'
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James Brockman MBE
Congratulations to James Brockman who has been recognised in the King's Birthday Honours List 2023, for services to bookbinding. Brockman Bookbinders were part of the creative team that worked on both the Highgrove Florilegium and the Transylvania Florilegium.
Beverly Allen wins
The Shirley Sherwood Award for Botanical Art
Congratulations to Beverly Allen for winning the 2023 Shirley Sherwood Award. Beverly is one of the contributing artists to both the Highgrove Florilegium and the Transylvania Florilegium. Her beautiful Strelitzia nicolai is one of her paintings on display at the Gallery in Kew.
Painting the Wildflowers of the Transylvania Florilegium
Image shows the work of Transylvania Florilegium artist Mary Ellen Taylor
23rd – 28th June 2023
Painting Wild Flowers in the Historic
Saxon Village of Viscri with
Dr John Akeroyd,
Helen Allen and Irina Neacsu
The Highgrove Exhibition
at the Gallery Chapel
An exhibition curated by The Prince's Foundation marked the start of the Foundation's celebrations in honour of the coronation of HM King Charles III. The Highgrove Florilegium was on display along with some of the original watercolours.
Image ©A.G.Carrick Malus Domestic Ribston Pippin by Elisabeth Dowle
The Highgrove Exhibition
The Garrison Chapel, Chelsea Barracks, London SW1W 8BG
The Kent Map
A stunning facsimile edition of the 1769 'Topographical Survey of the County of Kent' a beautiful map with extraordinary detail.
To find out more, email email@example.com with the subject line:
The Kent Map
The Lindisfarne Gospels at The Laing Art Gallery
Image courtesy of the Laing Art Gallery
Congratulations to the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle who have had a hugely successful exhibition with the Lindisfarne Gospels. The original manuscript has been on loan from the British Library. Addison Publications have a perfect facsimile of this national treasure available to purchase.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
The wreath made at Balmoral for the Queen is composed of white flowers, including white spray roses, white button chysanthemums, rosemary and white heather.
Our thoughts are with His Majesty King Charles III and members of the royal family at this time.
28th Annual Conference
ASBA’s 28th Annual Meeting & Conference
Tarrytown, Westchester County, NY, October 20-22, 2022
After being online for two years, this conference was back to being in-person. More details can be found on the official website here
Photograph of the Fall Walk courtesy of NYBG
Chicorium intybus by Amanda Ward
Everyone at Addison is very sad to hear of the passing of Amanda Ward, whose beautiful work contributed to both the Transylvania and Highgrove Florilegia. She will be much missed.
A New Solo Exhibition for
John is a contributing artist to both the Highgrove and Transylvania Florilegia, and all at Addison were glad to heard of his great success with the exhibition.
The Gallery website can be found
The Transylvania Florilegium Botanical Field Trips
10 Year Anniversary
2022 saw the 10 year anniversary of the botanical field trips to Transylvania. The trips began in the spring of 2012 and continued over a period of six years under the guidance of botanical artist Helen Allen and botanist Dr John Akeroyd. The main locations for the studies were Viscri and the higher ground of Zalanpatak - working from properties that belong to HRH The Prince of Wales. The team of artists worked on site in repeated visits over the seasons to record the flora of this remarkable environment.
The Shirley Sherwood Award for Botanical Art
Congratulations to Meiko Ishikawa, winner of The Shirley Sherwood Prize for Botanical Art 2022.
Meiko is the first ever recipient of this accolade, set up to recognise an individual who has made a 'significant and broad contribution to the field of botanical art'. She is a contributing artist of the Highgrove Florilegium and a detail of her Jasminum nudiflorum is pictured above.
Mark Catesby: The Tercentenary
2022 marked the tercentenary of 'the Curious Mr Catesby' setting sail for South Carolina. Catesby was to remain in America until 1726, returning with a trunkful of natural history drawings, paintings and sketches. 265 water colour paintings of birds, plants, animals were purchased by KIng George III and have been held in the Royal Library at Windsor ever since.
With permission from the Royal Library, this finely bound limited edition facsimile set of the original watercolours are available from Addison Publications. Please contact Susan Barnes
for more information about this stupendous publication
Susan Worthington 1944-2022
Rhododendron Purple Splendour
In memory of Susan Worthington, botanical artist, whose wonderful work contributed to both the Transylvania Florilegium and Highgrove Florilegium
Plants & Us
A new book by Dr John Akeroyd, botanist of the Transylvania Florilegium
September 15th saw the publication of this wonderful new book, written by Dr John Akeroyd, Donough O'Brien and Liz Cowley. A fresh look at the interaction of plants and people, the book is already attracting a great deal of interest.
Dr Akeroyd is the lead Botanist for the Transylvania Florilegium, who authored the botanical texts and worked on the field trips with the botanical artists. Addison Publications wish him great success with this new book, available in all major booksellers.
'Rosa Dublin Bay' ©A.G.Carrick
It was with great sadness that we heard of the passing of Anne O'Connor. Anne was a fine botanical artist, whose contributions to the Highgrove Florilegium were a source of pride to her and her family. She will be much missed.
November 17th 1939 - August 7th 2021
The Prince's Foundation at the Garrison Chapel
The Highgrove Florilegium: Watercolours Depicting Plants Grown in The Garden at Highgrove
A new exhibition of original watercolours from the Highgrove Florilegium
The Prince's Foundation curated this exhibition with a selection of the botanical watercolours celebrating the plants and trees grown in the gardens of Highgrove.
August 5th - September 26th 2021
The Garrison Chapel, Chelsea Barracks, 8 Garrison Square London, SW1W 8BG
A Botanical Rainbow at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery
Tulipa 'Estella Rynfield' by Julia Trickey
This colourful exhibition at Kew featured work by Julia Trickey and Laura Silburn, both contributing artists to the Transylvania Florilegium.
Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata' by Laura Silburn
at The Garden Museum
An evening to celebrate botanical paintings inspired by one of Europe’s last medieval landscapes
The Garden Museum event was a great success. All seats taken and many more people joined with the livestream. Sketchbooks and preparatory work were kindly made available to view by Helen Allen and Mary Ellen Taylor. Dr Jamie Compton chaired the discussion and was joined by Joe Whitlock-Blundell (Former Production Director of The Folio Society), Dr John Akeroyd (Botanist) and Helen Allen (Botanical Artist). Images of the Transylvania Florilegium ©A.G.Carrick
Gillian Condy - contributing artist to the Transylvania Florilegium and Highgrove Florilegium
TSWALU - A NEW BEGINNING
PAINTINGS BY GILLIAN CONDY
was held 2nd February - 14th March 2021 at Everard Read in Johannesburg
American Society of Botanical Artists
Online in 2020
The 26th ASBA Annual Meeting and Conference was held online in October and featured virtual events and demonstrations. Botanical artists who worked on the creation of the Transylvania Florilegium led sessions at the Conference - Helen Allen, Heeyoung Kim and Elaine Searle. Also Catherine Watters, friend of Addison Publications.
More information can be found here
The Bedford Hours - Special Offer
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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'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.