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Aquila Books is pleased to offer a large selection of signed and unsigned

trade, limited and boxed editions as well as calendars and cards by the Canadian author, artist and illustrator.

If you have any questions, or wish to place an order, please contact us.

 

(If placing an order or requesting more information regarding a specific item please provide the 6 digit number we have provided near the item- this will aid us in helping you more efficiently and, in situations where we have many similar items, help us be sure exactly which item you are interested in)

We buy rare and out-of-print Van Sandwyk material!
We are always interested in watercolours, books, prints, and etchings! Please contact us for more information.

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Van Sandwyk:   Ephemera    Etchings   Watercolours & Drawings

 

Click here for more information on the three editions of Tree Whispers

 

Vancouver: The Fairy Press, 2006, Special Edition limited to 65 copies but due to problems with binder only 25 were ever printed. [22]. Fine. 12mo. Olive green cloth covered boards. Tipped in title image on front cover. Brown card endpapers. Two original beautiful etchings. Richly coloured illustrations. A beautiful copy.

Signed by Van Sandwyk on limitation page and labeled copy number 8. A special edition which was originally intended to be limited to 65 copies. Due to a problem with the binder, however, only 25 copies were ever made making this item particularly scarce. This is copy number 8. Hand-bound by Augusto Pecorelli.

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How to See Fairies - #131533

SIGNED True 1st ed., 1993                 $500

 

16 pp. The Fairy Press.

7x5" (17 X 12.5cm). Text, pen and ink drawings and water colour illustrations printed offset (1, 000 copies). Single signature machine sewn in burgundy card wrap. Text set in Hadriano. Illustrated dust jacket printed in colour. Included with the book is a matching book mark.

Signed by Van Sandwyk in brown ink on the back of the title page.

 

 

 

How to See Fairies - #131537

INSCRIBED 3rd ed.                           $400

 

16 pp. The Fairy Press.

7x5" (17 X 12.5cm). Text, pen and ink drawings and water colour illustrations printed offset (1, 000 copies). Single signature machine sewn in burgundy card wrap. Text set in Hadriano. Illustrated dust jacket printed in colour. Included with the book is a matching book mark.

Inscription on inside of front wrapper (in black ink), reads "To Greta and Ariana, Charles Van Sandwyk, 24 October 1999".

 

 

 

How to See Fairies - #131539

SIGNED 2nd ed.                                $400

 

16 pp. The Fairy Press. 7x5" (17 X 12.5cm). Text, pen and ink drawings and water colour illustrations printed offset (1, 000 copies). Single signature machine sewn in card wrap. Text set in Hadriano. Illustrated dust jacket printed in colour.

Signed by Van Sandwyk on the title page in black ink.

 

 

 

 

A special boxed edition of 'How to See Fairies' is also available which can be viewed here

 

I Believe: Two Poems and a Hidden Thought

 

[8] pages, Savuti Press.                      

Octavo (23 X 17 cm.) Bound in original brown stiff paper with attached wrap around paper jacket. The jacket is a rich green with fantastic decoration and an onlay title. Green and gold marbled paper end sheets.

Beautiful illustrations and elegantly scripted text throughout.

 

#133981 1st Edition, 2012                   $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#133334                                                  $300

 SIGNED 1st LIMITED edition with etching

 

This beautiful edition includes one single full-page limited copper plate etching signed beneath by Van Sandwyk (along with limitation number).

 

An interesting and detailed illustration which makes a wonderful addition to the book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Copies of "I Believe: Two Poems and a Hidden Thought" (2012):

 


#134003                                                    $800

SIGNED 1st ed. with original drawing

 

On the page opposite the title page Charles Van Sandwyk has drawn an original, unique and detailed image depicting a fairytale castle sitting atop a peaked hill top. The drawing measures 5" X 5" and is signed beneath (and dated 2013). Placed loosely inside is a short biography and artist statement.

 

 

 

 

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   #134005                                           $800

SIGNED 1st ed. with original drawing

 

On the page opposite the title page is an original Van Sandwyk drawing depicting a large ship resting atop an open book, inside the ship sits a wonderful fairytale dragon. The drawing measures 4" X 3" and is signed by Charles beneath (and dated 2013). Placed loosely inside is a short biography and artist statement.

 

A fascinating new Van Sandwyk book supplemented beautifully by the original drawing.

 

 

Full Moon Eyes: An Ode to the Wisdom and Forbearance of Owls

 

Octavo. Original illustrated, hand bound wrappers with gold lettering, decoration and

illustration of owl on front cover.

Fully illustrated from paintings of owls throughout and one mouse illustration.

Interesting foldout page included.

 

One of Van Sandwyk's latest masterpieces.

#133048- 1st Printing, 2012  -Signed          -       $85

 

 

 

 

             Special Copies of "Full Moon Eyes" (2012):

 

#134009 SIGNED 1st ed with original drawing                                                   SOLD   $500

 

This copy with a unique drawing by Charles Van Sandwyk on the page opposite the title. The original hand drawn image depicts a whimsical little owl, raising one of it's wings and perched atop a decorative frame which contains Charles' signature and the date (2013). The image measures 2.5" X 2.5". Also included, placed loosely inside, is a small pamphlet containing a short biography and artist's statement.

 

 

# 134014 SIGNED 1st ed. with three original drawings               SOLD     $975  

An extra beige sheet of textured paper, rough on the sides, has been added after the cover page on which the drawings are done. A small sheet of thinner paper was also added for this copy following the first sheet. The first drawing is a small gold shooting star (1.5" X 3") on the first page after the wrappers. On the other side of this page Charles' has drawn a wonderful owl perched upon the moon and surrounded by stars. The image is hand coloured using gilt and brown tones, measures 5.5" X 4.5" and is signed beneath and dated (August, 2012). The final hand drawing, placed on the inner side of the final page, shows an owl's eyes and nose in a circle frame and is surrounded by small stars. This measures 2" X 2", is highlighted with spots of gilt and has the initials C.V.S. Below.

A beautiful copy of a wonderful book made extra special by the fantastic hand drawn additions.

 

 

 

 

#134007 SIGNED 1st ed with original drawing                                                     $500

This copy with a unique drawing by Charles Van Sandwyk on the page opposite the title. The original hand drawn image depicts a whimsical little owl, raising one of it's wings and surrounded by small stars. The image measures 3" X 3". Van Sandwyk's signature is included within the image and it is dated 2013. Also included, placed loosely inside, is a small pamphlet containing a short biography and artist's statement.

 

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Will O' the Wisps

                                                            

# 134027   -   

SIGNED with original drawing  SOLD $1850

 

UNIQUE AND NEVER PUBLISHED

6.75" X 4.75" (17 X 12 cm). Black stiff card boards with beige wrappers. Hand stitched together. Detailed etching on front cover showing many small magical creatures. Hand painted gold highlights. Onlay for title on front. Green and gold marbled endpapers. All manuscript writing throughout. Two etchings taking up two pages each inside the book (one is the same as the one on the front cover). Unique and never published. Signed by Charles beneath the title with a little drawing. A wonderful little one of a kind book.

 

 

 

The Gnome King's Treasure Song

16 mo. Green stiff wrappers with red lettering and a mounted color illustration of Gnome King. Contains 16 pages of full color illustrations. Signed by Van Sandwyk on the page opposite the title page.
#126037 - SIGNED, 1st ed., 2000      SOLD   $225
#136272 - SIGNED 1st 2000              SOLD   $225
with variant cover (depicting the gnome king holding a harp)       

 

 

 

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Charles Van Sandwyk's Little Books for Tiny Hands

Here Follows a Collection of Little People Common

to the Natural Forest

#131556 - SIGNED, 1st ed., 1983                                               $750

 

1.25 x 1 inches. 5 pages. Calligraphic text and illustrations printed from original engraving. Edition of 50 copies. Published by the artist. Printed on Somerset paper from a single etching, divided into 5 pages. Accordion fold, glued to inside front limp of case. Issued in three bindings- this one marbled paper. Small green paper loop to hold the book shut. A fantastic, true miniature book. The first book by Charles Van Sandwyk. EXTREMELY RARE.

 

Signed on last page by Van Sandwyk.

 

Will o' the Wisps (For Tiny Hands)

#134070 - SIGNED, limited ed. of 35 copies                                $400

 

2.5" X 1.75" (6 X 4.5 CM). Dark green marbled card wrappers. Title onlay on the spine. Accordion fold style beige pages. With 9 pages of illustration and writing (on only one side of paper, other side blank). Eight pages show a beautiful etching with many magical creatures with the final page containing the manuscript title, edition number (out of 35) and Van Sandwyk's signature. Book is held closed with a brown marbled paper loop that slides on and off. Stuck loosely under the loop is a green marbled cut out leaf, embossed with veins, which Van Sandwyk has also signed the back of. A wonderful, tiny little book.

 

 A rare little limited edition book signed twice by Van Sandwyk- a great addition to any collection of the artist's work.

 

 

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Betwixt and Between.

The Art and Influence of Charles Van Sandwyk

UBC Library.

 

 

 

 

# 134069 - SIGNED limited edition with etching          SOLD  $400

2011. Unpaginated. Vancouver, B.C. Octavo. Original illustrated, hand-bound green wrappers with gilt lettering and foliage decoration. Various sketches and paintings of animals and fantasy themes throughout. This edition includes an additional page before the title page containing an limited edition etching (46/100) of a beautifully detailed bee holding a candle and a book. The image is signed and numbered beneath.

On the back of the first page Charles has inscribed "This publication really came about because of the kindness of my high school mentor George Knepp". The inscription is also signed beneath and dated Sept 1st 2012. A wonderful copy.

A beautiful limited edition etching and special inscription make this book especially fantastic.

 

# 133049 - 1st Edition                                                                        $75

2011. Unpaginated. Vancouver, B.C. Octavo. Original illustrated, hand-bound red wrappers with gold lettering, decoration and illustration of an owl and mouse on front cover. Various sketches and paintings of animals and fantasy themes throughout.

 

 

 

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A Selection of Neighbourly Birds of the New World (Canada)

24 pages. Small octavo. 6.5" X 4.75" (17 X 12.5 cm.) Bound in original purple stiff paper boards. Deep green paper wrapper with detailed decorative gilt stamping and onlay image of a nest. Ten colour illustrations including title page. Complete with the separately laid in bookmark.

Charles's 11th work. Scarce.

 

#128674 - SIGNED 1ST [1995]                   SOLD$375

 

# 134018 - SIGNED 1st ed, with original drawing    SOLD $675

This copy with an original hand drawn illustration by Van Sandwyk on the title page. The drawing depicts a nest in a branch containing eggs. Beneath the drawing is written "my messy nest" and Van Sandwyk has signed just above the drawing.

 

 

 

 

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Animal Wisdom

#131548 - SIGNED 1st ed., 1999                                             SOLD  $250

Signed by Van Sandwyk in black ink on inside of front wrapper.

 

 

#131551 -INSCRIBED 1st ed., 1999                                           $500

Inscription reads "To dear Terry, your shop and your knowledge and your love of good books is inspiring. Charles Van Sandwyk". It is written in black in on the inside of the front wrapper and is accompanied by a small drawing of an owl.

 

Charles Van Sandwyk Fine Arts. 26 pp. Oblong octavo. 6.75 X 10 inches. Calligraphic text and watercolour illustrations printer offset (2,000 copies). Single signature machine sewn in green card wrap. Blue dust jacket with calligraphic title blocked in gold and onlaid colour illustration. A lovely collection of interesting and richly coloured animal images.

 

 

Animal Wisdom

#120247 4th printing, 2010                                                             $70

 

Charles Van Sandwyk Fine Arts. 26 pp. Oblong octavo. Illustrated with 16 plates from coloured paintings of animals, plants and birds (including frontispiece). Original green wrappers. Maroon dust jacket with copper lettering, decoration and coloured mounted illustration of an owl on front cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Blue Fairy Book

(Edited by Andrew Lang, Paintings & Decorations by

Charles Van Sandwyk, Introduction by Joan Aiken)

#131559 - SIGNED 7th print., 2008                                            $200

#131558 -  SIGNED 3rd print., 2004                                          $200

 

Folio Society. [xvii] 371 pp, Cambridge, Great Britain. Thick quarto. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt, red and white stamped lettering and decoration on spine and front cover. Navy endpapers with gilt Van Sandwyk illustration. Beautifully detailed coloured and B/W illustrations and decorations by Van Sandwyk throughout from drawings and paintings. In dark blue slipcase with mild rubbing.

 

This is a fantastic illustrated collection of loved Fairy tales supplemented beautifully by Van Sandwyk's detailed and imaginative paintings.

 

Sketches from Dream Island of Birds

#126036-SIGNED,1st ed., 2005                                                  $175

#131352-1st ed., 2005                                                       SOLD $150

                  #131521-INSCRIBED, 1st ed. 2005                    SOLD $250

    On last page of text is in black pen it reads "For dear Terry, fellow  

    dream islander. Charles Van Sandwyk."    

 

Oblong octavo. Illustrated with 18 tipped in coloured plates of birds, plants and fish (some folding). Original metallic brown wrappers with copper and gilt birds of paradise, black and gilt lettering and a mounted coloured illustration of an island on front cover. Decorative gilt and maroon endpapers. A beautifully illustrated book. Each of our copies also contains an original 7" X 5" folding card prospectus for Sketches from the Dream Island of Birds with a tipped on plate on the cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Affairs of the Heart

#126025 - 2nd printing, 2007                     $85

#131552 - SIGNED 1st print., 2003          $250

Signed by Van Sandwyk in black ink on first page.

 

Oblong octavo. Original brown wrappers with full color hedgehog illustration on cover. Illustrated with 14 tipped-in plates from coloured paintings of animals and additional sketches.

 

 

The Fairy Market - #131354, #128540

1st printing, 2010                                     $70

 

Square quarto. Illustrated with 9 coloured plates from paintings of animals, plants, and birds. Original illustrated wrappers with gold lettering and decorations. Six of the illustrations are tipped in. One is a larger two page center spread.

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After Glow

#128543 - 1st printing, 2008                          $35

#133047 - 1st print, 2008 -SIGNED             $45

 

12mo. Illustrated with 12 coloured sides from paintings of animals, plants, and birds. Original illustrated wrappers with gold lettering and decorations. Includes a ribboned card insert by Van Sandwyk.

 

 

 

 

Canadian Content  

#128541-1st printing, 2009              Sold out $70

#132919 - 1st print, 2009 SIGNED                $85

 

Octavo. Illustrated with 18 illustrations from coloured paintings of animals, plants, and birds. Original illustrated wrappers with gold lettering, decoration and coloured illustration of a beaver dam on front cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Mr. Rabbit's Symphony of Nature

 

#131353-1st printing, 2008    Sold out $70

 

 #128542-SIGNED-1st print., 2008    $100

 

Octavo. Illustrated with 12 tipped in coloured illustrations from paintings of animals, plants, and birds. Original illustrated wrappers with gold lettering, decoration and coloured illustration of a rabbit on front cover. Includes a bookmark designed by Van Sandwyk.

 

 

 

 

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The Fairies' Christmas

#134017 - SIGNED 1st ed, 2001             $375

Signed by Van Sandwyk near the bottom of the title page.
#139683 RED WRAPPERS- 1st SIGNED, limited to 50 copies.                                              $375

 

Small Octavo 7.75" X 5" (19.5 X 12.5 cm.) [8 pages]. Original green printed wrappers over stiff red paper boards. Tipped on illustration on front wrapper showing a sleeping baby fairy in a nest. 3 tipped in illustrations on separate pages including title page with lots of decorations and illustrations. A wonderful copy. One of the scarcer Van Sandwyk items especially as this copy is signed. *139683 is same, except red wrappers.

 

 

 

 

       

The Philosopher's Cupboard

(By Charles Van Sandwyk and Waisiki Doughty)

#128676 - SIGNED 1st limited edition, 2009 (18 pages)- Savuti Press          $300

Octavo (25 X 17.5 cm.) Bound in original black stiff paper boards. Marbled paper end sheets.

Grey paper limitation page. Printed by lithography and letterpress. One single full page Copper

plate etching called Three Generations, signed by Charles. Original printed brown paper 

wrappers with onlay title. A wonderful production of this hand made book. Charles's

latest limited edition of 199 copies.

 

#136250 - SIGNED 1st trade edition, 2009                                                       SOLD    $85

As new. Octavo. Bound in original maroon stiff paper boards. Marbled paper wraps with onlay white and red title. Wraps have both a green and blue variant. Rich red endpapers. Beautiful illustrated coloured plate affixed to first page. Fantastic detailed illustrations and delicate script through out. Printed by lithography and letterpress. A wonderful production of the trade edition of this hand made book. Signed by Charles Van Sandwyk.

 

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 Mr. Rabbit's Christmas Wish. [Signed 1st printing]

Vancouver, B.C.: Charles Van Sandwyk Fine Arts, 2004, 1st printing. (Softcover) Unpaginated. Fine in fine dust jacket. Octavo. Original green wrappers with full color rabbit illustration on cover. Illustrated with 8 tipped-in plates from coloured paintings of animals and additional sketches. Signed by Van Sandwyk.

Aquila Books # 126-033
SOLD OUT  $150.00

Signed second printing also available              # 126-081                            $85.00

 

 

 

Mr. Rabbit's Christmas Wish [Signed Limited Artist's Proof with Seven Etchings].

Vancouver, B.C.: Charles Van Sandwyk Fine Arts, 2002, One of four copies, artist's proof, all manuscript with 7 etchings. Unpaginated. Fine. Quarto. Simple green cloth covered wrappers with onlay etching title. Slight fraying to fabric at edges. Red card inside wrappers. Light green endpapers. Contains seven etchings (including front title and title page), a few of which have hand-coloured highlights. All inner text is manuscript with a festive hand-drawn decoration on front free endpaper. All edges of pages uncut. Signed on the inside of the rear endpaper by Van Sandwyk.

A beautiful edition of this Christmas favorite. One of four copies made at the time. Artist's proof with several beautiful etchings of charming animals. Many of these same etchings were reproduced in the trade edition of Mr. Rabbit's Christmas wish, however, the mouse and cheese was not used. The effect of the original etchings is very different in this elegant and scarce version as compared with the trade edition.

SOLD Aquila Books # 136523.....$3000.00

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The Meaning of Mice with Signed Press Proof Page

Translated for humans by Charles Van Sandwyk  #131532 1st ed., 2002  SIGNED with press proof page also signed                                                   $600

 

Very rare. [11 pp]. The Fairy Press (A Division of Charles Van Sandwyk Fine Arts). Octavo. 10 X 13cm (4X 5"). Bound in original green stiff paper boards (wrap around). Paste down title and illustration of mice on front cover and on title page. Illustration on inside of wrappers. Accordion style fold-out with illustrations and writing on one side. 11 pages with writing and illustrations separated by folds. A lovely little book.

 

Accompanied by a  large press proof page on unique paper. Page measures 13.5" X 20" and is printed on one side with the same images, and in the same quality, as in the book itself. The page is signed at the center by Van Sandwyk. Both the book and press proof are signed. Scarce.  

 

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Charles Van Sandwyk. An Interim Bibliography. 1983-2000

#126015 - SIGNED Limited ed., 2000                                                    SOLD $900

 

Unpaginated. Card covers. Number 16 out of 50 signed, limited edition copies. Octavo. Illustrated with 2 inlaid tinted etchings, one of a lion reading a book and the other of a monkey "thinking". Small facsimile of the author's first book (entitled "Here follows a collection of Little People") with 4 pages of illustrations. Original cream card covers with Van Sandwyk's initials and etching of bird's nest on front cover. A fine copy. This copy also includes the original publishers prospectus for the book.

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The Parade to Paradise; An Illustrated Fable - #131542

Collector's Ed., 1992                                                 SOLD     $650

 

Summer Wild Productions. Hardcover. 48 pp. 10.25 X 8.25 inches. Text and watercolour illustrations printed offset. Illustrated colophon

(p. 1) incorporating a tipped-in etching. Text set in Hadriano, with calligraphic initial letters by the artist. Case bound in dark green cloth with green imitation marbled endpapers. Inlaid colour illustration and title stamped in gilt on front board. Unprinted tan dust jacket.

 

Special collector's edition of 114/250 copies. Signed by the author on special edition page.

Van Sandwyk's Bird and Bee Band

 #134041 SIGNED                                                                  $250

 

CVS Fine Arts. Small 5" X 4.75" (12.5 X 11.5 CM) book. Red card covers with onlayed title and bird illustration. Accordian style fold out pages. On one side of the accourdian pull out is depicted richly coloured birds playing a variety of instruments (spans 6 'pages'). The opposite side is bare except for the title on the first page. This page has also been signed by Charles Van Sandwyk in black ink. A very interesting little book.

 

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The Wind in the Willows

(Written by Kenneth Grahame, special edition illustrated by Van Sandwyk)

 

Folio Society (2005), 252pp, London. Elaborately illustrated green cloth with inset pictorial paper label on front.

Pictorial endpapers also illustrated by van Sandwyk. Includes a decorative grey/green slipcase in fine condition.

Kenneth Grahame wrote the Wind in the Willows in 1908 and this edition follows the original Methuen and Co text.

 

 

 

#131517 - 1st limited illustrators ed.               $675

SIGNED by Van Sandwyk under tipped in limited edition etching depicting ratty and mole boating on the river (15/150). SOLD

                                                            

# 131518 -1st ed.                     $500

INSCRIBED by Charles Van Sandwyk on half title "to Dear Terry, Charles Van Sandwyk" and is accompanied by a small drawing of a tree over water.                         

                                                

 

# 126035 - 1st ed.            SOLD OUT  $300

SIGNED by Van Sandwyk on half title.

                                                         

                                                   

 

 

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The Wind in the Willows

(Written by Kenneth Grahame, special edition illustrated by Van Sandwyk)

#129494 - 1st LIMITED ed. of 100 numbered and SIGNED copies.                                                                                             SOLD $5000

 

Folio Society (2008), 280pp, London. Quarto (13" X 9.75"). Quarter vellum binding blocked in 22-carat gold with vellum tips and paper sides blocked in three metallic foils. Gilt top edge. Roughly 100 illustrations and 16 tipped-in colour plates with a hand-printed etching tipped onto the limitation page. With an Original full page watercolour by Van Sandwyk tipped in as a frontispiece. Comes in a cloth-bound solander box. In flawless condition. Copy number VI of 1000. This Folio Society edition follows the original 1908 Methuen and Co text.

 

Signed by Van Sandwyk on the limitation page. The watercolour which is unique to this copy of the book is of Ratty and Mole having a picnic on the riverbank. A truly unique copy.

 

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Sketches from a Tropical Isle [Limited Edition with Manuscript Dust Jacket] with Press Proof Page, Large Map and Set of 'postcards from a Tropical Isle'.

 

#136273                                                                                                         SOLD           $750

Tavewa Island: Fiji Isles Paradise, 1997, 1st limited edition in original manuscript dust jacket.

Unpaginated. As new. 12mo. Green card wrappers. Orange card jacket with ink, hand drawn illustration on front cover along with gold highlights (the cover is also signed by Van Sandwyk). Beautiful black and white and colour illustrations through out.

 

Also comes with 13.5" X 20" illustrated map of Tavewa (dream) island (signed), 13.5" X 20" press proof page which is printed on both sides with the images used in the book upon unique paper (also signed) and a decorative folder with paste-down image of a parrot containing 13 postcards with reproductions of Van Sandwyk watercolours. On the back of the postcards it reads 'Greetings from Sunny Fiji'.

 

A beautiful book contrasted beautifully by several interesting pieces of Van Sandwyk ephemera all relating to Fiji, Charles's second home.

 

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Van Sandwyk Books - Special Boxed Editions

How to See Fairies - Boxed Edition

#131539 - SIGNED, 1999                                                                                                                                            $300

         

Rain Coast Books. How to See Fairies Book- 8.75 X 6.75". 32 pp. Calligraphic Text, pen and ink drawings and watercolours printed offset. Cased in burgundy paper over boards. Burgundy dust jacket with calligraphic title and colour illustration.  The 'How to See Fairies' book included is a compilation of 'How to See Fairies' and 'A Guide to Little People'.

 

Issued in a decorative box along with 'The Fairy Journal (4.75 X 8.75"), three cards with reproductions of water colours and a bookmark. Signed by Van Sandwyk on inside of box in black ink. Missing the small poster which originally accompanied the set. A lovely boxed collection.

 

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How to See Fairies - Boxed Edition

#131541 - SIGNED twice, 1999                                                                                                                                            $400

         

Rain Coast Books. How to See Fairies Book- 8.75 X 6.75". 32 pp. Calligraphic Text, pen and ink drawings and watercolours printed offset. Cased in burgundy paper over boards. Burgundy dust jacket with calligraphic title and colour illustration.  The 'How to See Fairies' book included is a compilation of 'How to See Fairies' and 'A Guide to Little People'.

 

Issued in a decorative box along with 'The Fairy Journal (4.75 X 8.75"), three cards with reproductions of water colours and a bookmark.

Signed by Van Sandwyk in both books (How to See Fairies AND The Fairy Journal). A lovely boxed collection.

 

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WEE FOLK - DRAWN FROM LIFE


# 138262
        - 1st LIMITED ed. of 40 numbered and SIGNED copies.          $2400

Small Octavo. (13.5 X 18.5 cm.) Printed paper covered boards with inset coloured etching on the front board. 12 etchings printed on Lana Royal interleaved with kozo tissue. Printed spider web design tissue behind the two endpapers. A wonderful copy.

Number 20 & 24 of an edition of 40 signed by the author. One of Charles most limited titles and a wonderful example of the authors talents. The book is entirely made up of etchings including text pages and title page. The choice of materials and design are a wonderful example of a handmade book.  

 

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Tribute to Beatrice M. Van Sandwyk May 25th, 1932 - January 5th, 2014.
#139682                          1st Edition                          $150.00

 

Octavo. Original metallic light gold wrappers, photo of Beatrice Van Sandwyk onlaid on front cover, with elegant decorative rose vines and bees illustrated around it. Black and white photograph of a young Mr. Van Sandwyk on back wrapper. Two sketches, one of an angel child on the first page, another of a sleeping mouse on a candlestick with a book. Ten black and white photographs, including one fold-out. Twenty-one color photographs.

A beautiful tribute to Charles Van Sandwyk's mother, Beatrice M. Van Sandwyk. Includes memories from loved ones, images of her life, and a few touching stories. Signed by the author on front endpaper. This particular book does not feature the author's usual calligraphic writing, and is typed.

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