The New Sylva

The New Sylva

The New Sylva – in the making

The New Sylva is a detailed and sumptuous celebration of trees and forests, by authors Gabriel Hemery and Sarah Simblet. Published by Bloomsbury, the book was released in the UK in April 2014, and in the US in October the same year.

Its 400 pages feature more than 100 tree species, accompanied by 200 specially commissioned pen and ink drawings.

The book has won a number of awards and received wide acclaim. Read reviews here.

The New Sylva is available in all good bookshops. Signed copies – by both authors – are available to purchase online here.

This website was created by author Gabriel Hemery to feature the stories behind the creation of the book. Starting at the inception of the authors’ journey in January 2012, it features the writing of the manuscript, the making of artwork, insights into the editorial cycle and, finally, it covers our public activities and book reviews.

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Auction of Special Edition Prints from The New Sylva

The drawings in The New Sylva were created by internationally-renowned artist Sarah Simblet while she was artist-in-residence for environmental charity the Sylva Foundation. Now a selection of 80 special edition prints are being auctioned to raise money for its charitable activities.

Auction page on Sylva Foundation website

Auction page on Sylva Foundation website

About the Special Edition Prints

Artist Sarah Simblet rarely sells her work as prints. This represents a unique investment and a special opportunity for fans of her stunning drawings. Each print will be signed by Sarah Simblet, and accompanied by an attractive Certificate of Authenticity, signed by both authors of The New Sylva.

  • Printing has been calibrated by the artist to ensure the finest quality reproduction.
  • Each print will be signed by the artist Sarah Simblet.
  • Each print is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, signed by both authors of The New Sylva.
  • A unique embossing seal is applied on both the print and certificate, the latter including a red foil backing. The seal celebrates the 350th anniversary of John Evelyn’s Sylva of 1664. It reads: The New Sylva // 1664~2014 // Special Edition Print.
  • Only one copy of each print will be sold with its accompanying certificate of authenticity, which includes the drawing title and page number from The New Sylva.

Technical information:

  • The giclee prints have been produced by a specialist fine art printmaker on 330 gsm Galerie Prestige Gold Cotton paper with light-fast inks. There are no optical brighteners employed in the production of this paper, giving longevity and crisp image stability and detail, and it is typically used for gallery and museum-quality prints.
  • The Certificate of Authenticity adopts the same font and colours used in text of The New Sylva book. It measures A4 in size, and has been produced by the same professional printermaker.
  • The 80 prints range in size. The size of this specific listing is provided at the top of the description.
  • The print and certificate will be supplied unmounted and rolled in a large diameter tube, allowing the winning bidder to mount and frame to suit the final placement of the artwork.

Visit the auction page on the Sylva Foundation website

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