The New Sylva

The New Sylva

The New Sylva – in the making

The New Sylva book is a detailed and sumptuous celebration of trees and forests, by authors Gabriel Hemery and Sarah Simblet. It was published in April 2014 by Bloomsbury.

The book is 400 pages in length and features more than 100 tree species, accompanied by 200 new pen and ink drawings.

This website was created by the authors to capture the creation of the book. Starting at the inception of our 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 activities during 2014 – the publication year.

The New Sylva is now available in all good bookshops, and signed copies available to purchase online here.

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Review for the Royal Forestry Society

“In the forty years of my professional career and the ten years of my retirement I have read and reviewed many forestry books but this is by far the most outstanding in its style, content, illustrations, readability and historical value.”

“Some 350 years after Evelyn’s publication, Hemery and Simblet have produced a magnum opus of the same style and with the same intent – to encourage political and public awareness of the importance of trees to the nation and their value to individual growers and users.”

Professor Jeffery Burley
for
Quarterly Journal of Forestry, July 2014, Vol 108, No.3
Royal Forestry Society

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