Gerry, Leslie - Marrakesh

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Marrakesh, a collection of 30 paintings in which Leslie Gerry attempts to capture and record the essence of the ‘red’ city on the edge of the Sahara Desert, after a trip of discovery in October 2019. The text is from In Morocco by Edith Wharton, published in 1920. One of the major figures in American literary history, she gives a colourful and textured travel memoir, exploring the culture, history and beauty of a Morocco of old. 

Awards: Marrakesh won two awards at the British Book Design & Production Awards ceremony in London... the bet Limited Edition and Fine Binding 2021, as well as the Best Digitally Printed Book 2021.

Leslie Gerry Featured in FT How to Spend It Fine Art Travel Books

Marrakesh was featured in the FT's How to Spend It. See the article here  

Where Leslie Gerry Editions can be viewed: British Library (London), Bodleian Library (Oxford), National Australian Library Canberra, Library of Congress Washington, Boston Athenaeum Library, Princeton Library, University of Washington, Yale University, Duke University, Columbia University, Cheltenham Rare Books.

Each edition has a SIGNED limitation page.

Deluxe: 10 Deluxe Editions. 22 x 15 ins (56 x 38 cm), 96 pages, 30 full colour double-spread illustrations, printed on Moulin du Gue mould-made cotton / linen paper. Text, 22-point Bembo, printed on 225 gsm 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 printed cotton, alongside an A3 set of 10 progressive prints simply bound.

Regular: 80 Limited Editions. 19 x 13½ ins (48 x 32cm), 96pp, 30 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 cloth covered slipcase

Miniature: An edition of 200 copies, 7.7 x 5 cm (3 x 2 ins), 84 pages with full colour double page spreads printed on 190 gsm Bockingford mould-made watercolour paper, concertina binding, case-bound with printed cloth covers in a slipcase.

Signed Limited Edition Marrakesh Prints


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