An island nation with over 11,000 miles of coastline, a mix of history, wild beauty and picturesque villages. It is made up of varying geographical features, including island, bays, headlands and peninsulas. Britain’s coastline has played an important role in shaping our island’s history. It’s a story of maritime excellence, of trade routes and invasions, of defence, exploration and ship building. Leslie Gerry has created 42 views of coastal views, painting and printing digitally, between February 2021 and July 2022. To accompany the images Leslie has used extracts of text by Richard Ayton and William Daniell from their publication of 1814 where they relate to the illustrations.
15 Deluxe copies
22 x 15 ins (56 x 38cm), 110pp, 42 full colour double-spread illustrations, printed on Moulin du Gue mould-made cotton / linen paper with a SwissQprint UV flatbed digital printer. Text, 22-point Bembo, printed on 225gsm Zerkall mould-made paper. Bound in full leather with a leather inlaid pattern on the cover. The book sits in a solander box covered in canvas. Inside the box and recessed is a metal print of the Waverley. A miniature edition of the book is also included.
75 Regular copies
19 x 12½ ins (48 x 32cm), 110pp, 42 full colour double-spread illustrations, printed on 190gsm Bockingford mould-made watercolour paper with a 12 colour Epson large format printer using archive inks. Text, 20-point Bembo, printed on 225gsm Zerkall mould-made paper. Quarter-bound in leather and printed cloth in a canvas covered slipcase.